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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2011, 06:55:00 PM »

Mike, as far as I remember I don't believe I have mentioned in any of my posts that I have NOT (yet) downloaded Ultimate trial and actually tested the features you mentioned.   I viewed (several Months ago) the Comparative features Table. 
However, my beginning review has been items that I (some time ago) communicated interest in being added to Qimage and this is before Ultimate was issued.

So far, I find one was added (Mouse Over thumb to display FULL file name).  I actually didn't know it had been added since I had always used 800 x 600 (because of on screen text size, etc) since my vision is not "the best".  I was advised (a few days ago) that it was visible when using 1024 x 720 (or above) since it was at lower part of the displayed screen and NOT visible when using 800 x 600.

The other that I emailed you during the past week or two Variable Text (and Cutouts)  "placement" (such as file Name)  with both Landscape and Portrait being processed together without effectively having to process Portrait Oriented images separate form Landscape.

Based on our previous correspondence, I expect you already know that I want the best possible printed Photos.  I must confess that it is difficult (for me) to understand how my printed photos can be better than what Qimage Studio produces.
I will test this when I get to that Phase of my Review.
 
Do any of the features (in Ultimate) provide for the Soft Proof function being improved.
This was discussed (with you and others) some time ago (as far as I remember) on the Quimage Forum.
I don’t use Soft Proof in Qimage since it really (for me) is of little help due to being somewhat different (such as the image being pail) and provides very little assistance for evaluating images before printing – so (when needed) I have continued to select a portion of the image to print using same information as used for the final and complete image.

Also, the print preview images (in Studio) many times are a VERY unusual color.  Has this been addressed in Ultimate to (at least) somewhat resemble the colors of the normal displayed image and/or the printed Photo.  I know the overall purpose of the Print Preview image but it would be better if improved.

Vernon….
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2011, 07:44:11 PM »

Just try to remember, you are not the only user.  This is not a per-user customization party we have going here.  I was simply pointing out that you can get better resolution and color from Ultimate.  That's usually enough for most people.

As for the soft proof, the soft proof is as accurate as they get.  If you search through other threads, you'll find where Adobe doesn't do soft proofing properly.  Example: they don't know how to do proofing or profiling in a proper manner when going from and to profiles that have different illuminants when using absolute colorimetric intent.  Also, as you should know from my previous articles on the subject, soft proofing is not the panacea that some people make it out to be.  If you want to see how something is going to look, you need to print it!  Having said that, there are plenty of people who still use soft proofing to get a general idea of color and saturation, and you are the only user to ever claim that it doesn't work properly.  It does.

Finally, there is nothing wrong with the previews either, with respect to color or any other aspect.  Again, no one else is having a problem.  All of the previews, even the small/draft ones like the preview page are fully color managed and accurate.  Now, if you've identified an improper profile or you had a faulty monitor profile enabled when you first build your thumbnails, you may need to rebuild thumbs after correcting the problem.  Don't know if that's what you are seeing (the need to rebuild thumbs) but that's the only way you'll get inaccurate color.

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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2011, 07:54:39 PM »

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Also, the print preview images (in Studio) many times are a VERY unusual color.
You don't mean the DRIVER print preview by any chance? That is always wrong when using colour management, because it isn't managed.
Just checking  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2011, 05:50:19 PM »

Your Comment:  “Just try to remember, you are not the only user. This is not a per-user customization party we have going here. “

I wonder what part of my posts or Emails prompted your above comment.  Obviously, I should have realized during all the years of using Qimage that all the Nice and useful Features (that I use) in Qimage were included just for me – [Grin]….

Perhaps, what “triggered” your comment was my Email inquiry to you during the past week or two regarding Variable Text (and Cutouts)  "placement" (such as file Name)  with both Landscape and Portrait being processed together without effectively having to process Portrait Oriented images separate form Landscape.
Is what “triggered” your comment.

As previously mentioned:
I have prepared Photoshop Actions (including Scripts) that process ALL Orientation images combined and without any special or added processing by the user.
However, this places the information (such as file name, etc) directly on (or in) the images and NOT with the same versatility of Qimage that place this in flt (Filter Files) which is a VERY good feature of Qimage.

Regarding Soft Proofing in Qimage:  I have again reviewed all the information that I had done previously and it appears even more obvious that what I have been doing (as needed) over the past many years is to print an image (or selected parts of an image) for evaluation instead of trying to use the Soft Proof function to be of value for me to evaluate an image – prior to printing.

You indicate (in one of your articles) that my inquiry is a GENERAL complaint about soft proofing and has nothing to do with Qimage: it's simply a weakness of soft proofing.  You also indicate: As for the soft proof, the soft proof is as accurate as they get.  If so, evidently accurate (as they get) is all you can do with it in Qimage.
 
Also, based on your present comments, Soft Proofing in Qimage has not changed in the latest Qimage Ultimate to be any different than in Studio that I use.  So, please (if you have not already done so) just drop my comments and/or inquiry regarding Soft proof in the “Waste Basked” since I will not be using (or commenting) on it in the future.


Your comments:
“Finally, there is nothing wrong with the previews either, with respect to color or any other aspect.  Again, no one else is having a problem.  All of the previews, even the small/draft ones like the preview page are fully color managed and accurate.  Now, if you've identified an improper profile or you had a faulty monitor profile enabled when you first build your thumbnails, you may need to rebuild thumbs after correcting the problem.  Don't know if that's what you are seeing (the need to rebuild thumbs) but that's the only way you'll get inaccurate color”.

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Mike, perhaps you missed ONE word (PRINT) for Print Preview in my post.  This “PRINT Preview” image is what many times displays somewhat different colors.
I have observed many comments regarding this in the last several years – so I am NOT the only one noticing this.

I believe you may have commented regarding other type displays for images such as Thumbnails, Image in Queue display, or perhaps the image displayed in the Editor.  I observe NO issue with any of these.
Instead, I am discussing the “PRINT Preview” image.  Certainly, I have NO idea if this is “controlled” by Qiamage or is a function of the Print Driver.

Terry’s last post has some helpful information regarding the PRINT Preview being discussed. 
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My Regards to ALL,
Vernon….
 
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2011, 05:54:05 PM »

For Terry:
Thanks for your help.  Please see the last part of my previous post.
It appears (to me) that you have "pointed out" the issue regarding Print Preview.
My Regards,  Vernon....
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