Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Soft Proofing With Photoshop

I have frequently utilized Photoshop's soft-proofing when making prints.  While I have found it useful for getting a general idea of how the print might look, I have also found that the prints would come out with more contrast and with colors appearing far less out of gamut than soft-proofing might suggest. This despite having a monitor that is fully calibrated. Just recently, I saw an article that extolls the process of making hard copy 'soft-proofs' and thought it might be interesting to folks who read this blog.  It is called "The Hard Truth About Soft Proofs" and was written by West Coast Imaging.