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1  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: QimageOne Soft Proofing question on: December 24, 2020, 06:52:58 PM
Thnxs again!. Do you print on fine art matte papers as well? Papers with a more natural white (no whiteners and more “yellow”/ darker).
What about monochrome images? Would it matter there?
Well I guess I’ll just have to try and practice more.
2  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: QimageOne Soft Proofing question on: December 24, 2020, 05:10:18 PM
Thank you very much Mike! That' s VERY useful information. Also a relief.
 I just tried getting an image in gamut (in Affinity Photo). Then exported to Qimage One.
And...you' re right...the result on a Fine Art Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper is definitely (much) worse.
Why use in gamut button at all, in that case? Such a button only for those rare cases?

I print somewhat serious since the beginning of this year. Love it!
I really like the matte textured papers from Hahnemühle (Photo Rag/Museum Etching/Bamboo)
Still learning about Relative Colorimetric and Perceptual. I know the theory behind it.
I don' t think there's a general rule for using one over the other (every image needs a different approach ofcourse).
But then again, I ' m not quite sure if there' s anything to say about glossy vs matte and the usage of Relative Colorimetric and Perceptual....in general :-)
Thank you very much. I don' t think I' ll use that Out of Gamut button again.
3  Mike's Software / Qimage / QimageOne Soft Proofing question on: December 24, 2020, 01:38:46 PM
Hello everyone.
When soft proofing in Qimage One I can select "out of gamut"  (when soft proofing).
Then I see parts of the image where colours are out of gamut.
So far so good.

But my question now is:
Is it possible to make those colours IN gamut within Qimage One?
The point is, that I do not use any Adobe products (no Lightroom or Photoshop anymore).

I' m using DXO PL4 as my main raw converter. No soft proofing in there.

For now the only possibility I see, is opening both DXO PL4 and Qimage One.
And then, if there are any out of gamut areas in my image (showing in QimageOne).....go back to DXO PL....work on that (let' s say master)file...export again to Qimage One...and hope it' s in gamut (because I work " in the blind" in PL).... If not.....I have to do that same process again...and maybe again.....
Not really a efficient workflow.

I hope there are other ways to do this.

Thank you for your advice!
4  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Canon PRO-1000Qimage One Color Profile settings on: May 05, 2020, 06:22:00 PM
Ok. Would be nice Fred! Thank you.
5  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Canon PRO-1000Qimage One Color Profile settings on: May 05, 2020, 04:48:54 PM
Thank you Fred. I' m on Mac..so I use Qimage One.

1. I cannot highlight more than one. Even so, it' s not possible to delete .
2. In the Media tab Type I can see those Canon Fine Art designations, but also all the HFA (Hahnemühle) paper profiles...so many more than you probably.
When I click on ICC Color Profile tab I can see what I described in my forst post AND the last paper (one) I used (Qimage One remembers last settings, as you know).
Now if I choose " Choose a profile" (because I want to use another paper profile)...this new, small black screen opens...with tens of possibilities (and growing).From this list I cannot delete any (like I said).

I was able to choose any HFA (Hahnemuehle) paper profile just by clicking the "ICC Color Profile" tab. Like in Media Type tab, all these showed up the same way (as a list under this tab); no other black window opened. I would love to have this back again. Don' t know what (I) changed.
6  Mike's Software / Qimage / Canon PRO-1000Qimage One Color Profile settings on: May 05, 2020, 03:05:52 PM
Hello. I also posted this question with the same title on DPR. No clear answer. Maybe someone here can help me?

I' m using Canon Pro-1000 printer and Hahnemühle Fine Art papers (also their ICC profiles)
At the moment in Qimage One, under Media Type I can ofcourse choose Canon' s own Media types (like " Highest Density Fine Art Paper", and more), but also all HFA (Hahnemühle) settings (I have downloaded them form the Hahnemüle website). Until recently under "ICC Color Profile" in Qimage One, I could also choose from all Hahnemühle icc profiles directly (I could actually see them all when clicking in this window). A nice list rolled out under this window/tab. Now, doing the same, it gives me a choice:

Color management off

Let printer/driver manage color

Choose a profile

When I click on " Choose a profile" a new smaller black window opens. There I can see all profiles arranged by date and time. It looks like a history of when I used what profile. So, many profiles appear more than once and also "Selected profile" (see bottom of these images), are different; EITHER from /Library/Colorsync/profiles/etc. OR /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Resources/ICC Profiles/PRO-1000_series1/ etc.
There are however profiles, that show up more than once or twice...sometimes even 3 or 4 times. All the same. Like I said, it looks like I have to select from history. The list is very long and starts to get longer and longer.

I have 2 questions.

1. How can I stop this list from getting longer and longer (can I remove some? How?)

2. (more important) How can I reset Qimage One, so that all ICC profiles from Hahnemühle automatically show when I click on the " ICC Color Profile" window (without having to choose between "Color management off / Let printer, driver manage color and Choose a profile"). I do not want this new window to open at all. I want HFA profiles (Hahnemuhle papers), to show up in a nice row UNDER "ICC Profile" in Qimage One, when I click on that. Just like it does when I click on "Media Settings".

Thank you very much!

7  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Newbie questions on: January 05, 2020, 08:37:05 PM
Thanks you Fred! Do you have to keep your windows computer "On" ? And your printer? Can you safely shut them down (put "Off" ) while Qimage does its work? Or must you keep them "On" ?
8  Mike's Software / Qimage / Newbie questions on: January 05, 2020, 07:23:10 PM
Hello everyone. As said in the title of this post, I' m totally new to this forum. I do not use Qimage One yet (on iMac here), but I plan to get it if/when I buy a new printer (probably the Canon Pro 1000).
I' m a " experienced" amateur in photography, but so far haven' t done any serious printing myself (using pro labs instead). So now I would like to do all that printing myself.
With all the good stories about Qimage, this really caught my interest. The more I read and see about it, the more I like it.
The first questions here certainly are beginners questions, so I don' t think anyone has a problem answering (?).

I was looking into the purge sheets that Qimage can create ("on a schedule Qimage One can schedule the unclog pattern to be printed at a regular interval of your choosing" the website says). That sounds very nice (especially with a printer as the Canon Pro1000 I think. Might help saving some ink? Maybe someone has experiences here?).

My questions are:
1. Should I leave my printer "on" or "of" ....shut it down or not? Or just leave it like it is and it will run to sleep/idle? (ofcourse for Qimage to print its regular unclog pattern)
2. Can I safely shut down my iMac? Or should this also be kept on? (while Qimage works....ahum...I don' t think so...but not 100%sure)

Thank you very much!
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