BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Aldo Tristan
 

Photoshop Printing Warning


 
  Photoshop Warning
Photoshop Warning
Screen shot
© Aldo Tristan
Canon EOS A2E (EOS...
 
 
Every time I use Photoshop and make some adjustments to one of my photos, I get a warning/message when I try to print the photo. When the printer is done printing the photo, the results are awful. Colors are all out of whack. I'm using Photoshop CS (Mac version) and my printer is a new EPSON Stylus model.
Best Regards,


To love this question, log in above
9/25/2008 7:03:48 AM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  You are most probably set up wrong and making the wrong choices in both color management and when you go to print. Printing can be tricky between installing and selecting the right drivers, calibrating your monitor, and making color management choices that make sense.
It is a big issue, which is why I teach a 4 week course in color here at better photo. I've also blogged about it recently:
The Psychology of Color Management and Calibration
I think you need to start by having the right drivers installed for printing, as if you are choosing the right one, it will know the printer is not postscript. That will not solve the color management problems which will have to be addressed separately.
Does that help?


To love this comment, log in above
9/26/2008 7:33:40 AM

 
Aldo Tristan   I downloade the drivers from Epson website and restarted the computer and I still get the same warning message.

Aldo


To love this comment, log in above
10/8/2008 8:41:51 AM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  Downloading and installing are good steps. Are you sure you are using the printer driver you installed? Can you display the Print dialog here?

Richard Lynch


To love this comment, log in above
10/8/2008 9:26:45 AM

 
Aldo Tristan  
 
  Print Settings 1
Print Settings 1
Print Settings using Photosop
© Aldo Tristan
Canon EOS A2E (EOS...
 
  Print Settings 2
Print Settings 2
Print Settings 2
© Aldo Tristan
Canon EOS A2E (EOS...
 
 
Here are the printing settings using Photoshop.

Thanks,

Aldo Tristan


To love this comment, log in above
10/13/2008 8:28:04 PM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  Aldo,
Please click on the Color Management drop list, choose Output and take another screen shot. If you have checked boxes on that screen (this is where settings for emulsion, interpolation, etc., are), this may be the issue.

Richard


To love this comment, log in above
10/14/2008 4:43:11 AM

 
Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  Richard, Downloaded the driver's for my buddys MAC and his new HP printer. (I'm a PC guy) So it presented quite a challenge....Getting it to USE the profile was a whole other problem but its using WAY less ink and the photos look great now. He was hesitant to let me do it and now he's a complete believer.


To love this comment, log in above
10/14/2008 2:13:44 PM

 
Aldo Tristan  
 
  Color Management Options
Color Management Options
© Aldo Tristan
Canon EOS A2E (EOS...
 
 
Richard thanks for your response, sorry I took so long to reply. By clicking on the Color Management I don't get many options (see attachment).


To love this comment, log in above
10/26/2008 10:13:01 AM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  You have to click on Color Management, but select Output as it changes the view of the screen. After the view changes, then take the screen shot.

Richard


To love this comment, log in above
10/26/2008 10:39:41 AM

 
Aldo Tristan  
 
  Color Management 2
Color Management 2
© Aldo Tristan
Canon EOS A2E (EOS...
 
 
Ok, here it is. Thanks for your help by the way.

Aldo


To love this comment, log in above
10/26/2008 3:24:24 PM

 
Carlton Ward
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2005
Contact Carlton
Carlton's Gallery
carltonwardphoto.com
  Hi Aldo,
I noticed you do not have use color calibration which is what you will set your profile to and it appeared you were printing from an sRGB file.
I highly recommend that you take Richards class and get up to speed with color calibration and printing. I would also recommend that you print from your high res tif image and not a small res jpeg file.
Good Luck - Carlton


To love this comment, log in above
10/26/2008 9:02:36 PM

 
Log in to respond or ask your own question.