Lightroom: LR4.1 RC: Why can't I select blurb icc profile for soft proofing? (CMYK)

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Hello,
I am using Lightroom 4.1 and want to create a book with the new module. Unfortunately, I cannot select an icc-profile (Blurb-icc profile) when doing a softproof. All other profiles I can select. Please could you give me a hint, why I can not select the blurb icc profile? It is located where all the other profiles are located also on my mac (Library/ColorSync/Profiles). And here is the download link for the profile: http://www.blurb.de/resources/color_m...

Thanks and regards,
Joachim
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Joachim Heinz

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Posted 8 years ago

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Jan Hamberg

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On windows 7 the same. Probably the blurb profile is not recognized as a printer or display profile by lightroom.

Edit: The colorspace of the blurb profile is CMYK instead of RGB.
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Official Response
Yes, the Blurb ICC profile is a cmyk profile, and not supported by the LR soft proof feature at this time.

-Dan
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Jan Hamberg

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Dan, thanks for the reply.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
More details here on using Blurb and profiles in Lightroom 4:

http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/u...
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Claire Steinberg

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It would be real nice if Adobe added CMYK softproofing to LR.
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Claire Steinberg

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Lightroom 4 now supports softproofing but not for Blurb. Softproofing each image separately in PS is tedious. Can CMYK support be added to LR?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Softproofing for Blurb in Lightroom.
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I Agree.
There is a work around on this and it can be found in Photoshop element 10
but you have to install a plugin called elements + found here http://simplephotoshop.com/buy_elemen...
this works quite well and allows the use of the blurb profile as far as I understand .I find it disappointing like other users that blurb and adobe have brought together these two products namely Lightroom4 promoting the use of each other to achieve "better " results,when really the only convenience is to not to have both running at the same time ,and have not given them full functionality of the one issue that irritates most Photographers WYSIWYG !
Are we still really that far off achieving this ?
All the manipulation new algorithms ect is pointless if you can't print the image out properly.
Hope the developers of Blurb and Adobe are reading this !