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16  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Photo Matts, Photo Frame, Social Media on: March 06, 2020, 07:42:10 AM
Hi Nicco
Is there a method of creating an action, as one can with Photoshop, to add matts
> to photo(s) to be shared on social media e.g. Facebook and or others as well on
> website?  What of adding photo frame as well.

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17  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage settings for Canon Pro-100 on: February 14, 2020, 08:58:47 AM
I placed two copies of an image and set one to Perceptual and the other Rel Colorimetric and then used the softproof and gamut box.
What surprises me a little is that dark areas, as well as bright colours show as out of gamut.
18  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage settings for Canon Pro-100 on: February 13, 2020, 03:20:50 PM
Hi Liz,
For me the underlying question becomes, how would I know if any colors in my image were out of gamut? I don't know where the gamut starts and ends!
You wouldn't normally worry about it because Color Management takes care of it.
19  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage settings for Canon Pro-100 on: February 13, 2020, 07:11:49 AM
This may be of help
20  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: newbie questions on: January 28, 2020, 07:58:08 AM
Watch this video, this should help to get you going.
You should see a circular red "V" button in various places in QU which are links to help videos. The getting started one is top right on the main window. If you cannot see it, go to Help, Show video links.
21  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Printing off a Calendar on double-sided paper on: January 14, 2020, 07:37:38 AM
I assume that the correct procedure is as follows:-

>File>Save>Click on J and enter a name for example '2020 Calendar'

To recall

>file>Recall>enter the job name and bingo it should be there!

Am I on the right track?
On the same topic, what if I forget the name of the job, how can I find it?
Use a more memorable name starting with "calendar" maybe.
Search by date using the date column or by image file, name by clicking the binoculars icon top right of the Window.
22  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Printing off a Calendar on double-sided paper on: January 13, 2020, 04:29:03 PM
Rather than match and feed the sheets individually for printing, is there any way that I can instruct Qimage to print in a particular sequence.
Place the images in the Queue in the order you want them printed. First the Jan to June set then the July to Dec set with the paper loaded to print on the other side. I assume you can load multiple sheets into your printer.
Not Fred but Terry  Shocked
23  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Printers and Gamma on: January 13, 2020, 12:37:37 PM
why do you set D65 and not D50 for print jobs?
I assume you are referring to the screen shot of my monitor calibration result in post#1 above where the white point is set to 6500K. It's not directly related to printing as it's the monitor setting.
I've always understood that for photography, 6500K is the usual setting. For other tasks such as graphic design, lower values may be used.
Lower values (5500K or 5000K) do give a "warmer" look to the screen but our eyes get used to this so the warm look becomes normal. I don't think it affects the appearance of the print as that is controlled by the print profile and I get very good matching monitor to print. see http://ddisoftware.com/tech/printer-media/the-wonders-of-colour-management-my-recent-experience/
Maybe someone with a better technical knowledge (eg. Mike) can comment.
24  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / Re: The Wonders of Colour Management - my recent experience on: January 09, 2020, 12:30:47 PM
Hi Jeff, good to hear from you.
At 178 quid I will have to consider up grading if and when I get back to active photography.
Well, I hope you become active again very soon, maybe when it's a bit warmer.
I had some Amazon vouchers given to me so the net cost was a little less. There is a cheaper instrument "Xrite i1 Display" (no "Pro") but that is not compatible with the Eizo software for hardware calibration. I don't know what the differences are, functionality seems to be the same. Maybe the sensor is a better quality.
25  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / The Wonders of Colour Management - my recent experience on: January 07, 2020, 05:25:53 PM
This seems the most relevant section to post this.

I've been using colour managed printing for 16 years since I bought my first monitor calibration device and I started using printer profiles. It was a Gretagmacbeth (now Xrite) Eye-One Display device.
I now have an Eizo hardware calibration monitor (data stored on the monitor not via the graphics card) and recently thought my old Eye-One Display was not now giving me the best performance for the monitor matching a print, particularly with some colours. I've always been proud of the fact that my monitor view closely matched prints without the need for test prints and tweaking, unlike some of my photo club colleagues!
I have just retired my old calibration device and replaced it with an Xrite i1 Display Pro. There is a cheaper version but that was not compatible with the Eizo calibration software.
Today, after calibrating my monitor, I compared 10, A3 and half A3+ prints, on various papers, I have made recently for club competitions. I used an Ott-Lite alongside my monitor to illuminate each print. I compared colours, shadow areas and highlights and I'm very pleased to say the monitor matched the prints very well, in fact perfectly in my view  Cool
QU makes setting up Colour Management very easy as well being able to save all the set-up variations for paper, printer etc. etc. So, I hope this little post will encourage you to fully embrace CM if you not done so already.
26  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: print panorama on 17 inch roll paper on Epson P800 on: December 20, 2019, 07:22:33 AM
Hi WimG
First of all I'll clarify QU terminology.
A "margin" is a page margin, the non-printable area around the edge of a page.
A BORDER is a print feature, around a printed image. Up to 2 even borders can be specified on the Print tab.
Any number of Even or Uneven borders (relevant to your request) can be specified using the Mat feature.

From the pixel size you gave, the aspect ratio is 4.15:1. Therefore the calculated length is 1578mm. However, as Fred has said you only need to specify the Short dimension using Custom size on the Print tab - Crop scissors OFF. See screen shot below of my sample. Add the image to the queue.
To add your 20mm (2cm) borders top & bottom, either in Live view or Page preview, select the image and right click to select Photo Mats in the Customise Prints section of the list.
Specify the border size with Grow Mat dotted. See second screen shot below. If you click the red V at the bottom right of the Mats window, you will see an instruction video.
The 3rd screen shot shows the result on my pano' image, in grey so you can see it. For a white border, you'll need to add Cut Marks (properties Tab) to see where to cut out from the roll.
I hope that gets you going.
27  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: color way off on: December 13, 2019, 10:27:52 AM
It still sounds to me that you are using the X rite monitor as a printer profile. That is an absolute NO NO.
What Fred and others need is a screen shot of your Properties tab. Also click the Properties button and take screen shots of the Driver settings. See below and Fred's screen shots for Canon in Reply #1 above
28  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Organizing user print settings on: December 10, 2019, 10:45:56 AM
Hi Lawrence
I'm surprised at the emaciated version of Qimage One we Mac users get!
I showed you Windows Q1 which of course has Windows a Folder format with the headers and features of Windows Explorer. MAC, is no doubt, different so Q1 has to use its folder format and features.
Maybe Mike will comment on this.
29  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Organizing user print settings on: December 09, 2019, 08:59:34 PM
Unfortunately, Qimage One's User Print Settings doesn't have any file name header.
Where are you saving your print settings? you should be saving as a Print Set Up from the Printer & Settings Tab. See attached scree shot from Q1. Ultimate is exactly the same.
If yours is different, is it because you are using the Apple version -  I don't know? Mine is Windows.
30  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Organizing user print settings on: December 09, 2019, 03:57:43 PM
Hi Lawrence,
It sounds like you have date order set. Click on the file name header to sort in alphabetical order.
If that is still not suitable, rename the files (right click on the name) to get it how you like it. Keep the file name format consistent and all should be ok.
PS. This is what I do in Qimage Ultimate, I assume Qimage One is the same.
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