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« on: June 22, 2019, 10:55:54 PM »

Hello Mike et al.

As an ongoing user of Profile Prism, I'm interested to hear of your take on the software's development status and future.  Also, usefulness and output quality relative to current alternatives.

Thanks

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Peter
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 09:48:55 AM »

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Hello Mike et al.

As an ongoing user of Profile Prism, I'm interested to hear of your take on the software's development status and future.  Also, usefulness and output quality relative to current alternatives.

Thanks

Regards

Peter
Hi Peter,
As long as you stuck et al in there, I will chime in with my view.
Times change as they do and some things improve, and some don't. (I should have been a philosopher) .
As I have found over the years with Profile Prism, I became very proficient making profiles once I bought that Canon scanner. This is many years ago.
Over the years, it has become normal for printer drivers to install with a set of profiles.... Canon comes with Canon profiles, Epson with Epson profiles etc etc. Even paper companies like Red River and Ilford etc etc, offer profiles free download for your  model printer.

BUT!!
I still need my Profile Prism for the times that I or a friend change brand of printer.
My Epson R 2000 died and there was an irresistible sale on a Canon Pro 100. (With dye ink)
Problem? I had a bunch of Epson Ultra  Luster, and 5 star glossy in 8.5 x 11, A3, and 13 x 19.
I used my Profile Prism to make profiles for that mismatch of Canon ink and driver, and Epson paper.
That's my opinion and I am stuck with it.
Hope all is well in NZ
Fred
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 01:52:37 PM »

Peter,

There are no plans in the works for Profile Prism at the moment.  It was optimized over many revisions and works well with the latest Windows 10 versions so there is no need to turn wrenches on a well oiled machine.

These days there are basically two categories of profiling tools: Profile Prism... and spectrophotometer based tools.  If you have the money to spend on a spectro based tool that comes with the hardware and software for measurements, those will do the best job because the spectrophotometer is made for the job.  If you don't want to go all-in and you have a decent scanner, Profile Prism is the only other option and it works quite well: as good as a software tool can do given the hardware (personal scanner).

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Mike
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 11:21:27 PM »

Thanks Mike and Fred for your informative replies.

I will continue to use PP.

Out of curiosity, I will revisit a comparison of  Ilford sourced Canon/Ilford profiles with my versions. I did this when I initially started using PP years ago.

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Peter
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