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1  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: High resolution printer (PPI) on: March 18, 2011, 10:08:29 PM
...It is sooooo difficult to have an answer to what, to me, look like an obvious problem :-(

Well, the thing is, it's not an ISSUE for most of us.  You have a very specialized requirement outside of most mainstream photographers' experience.

The site I linked you to is frequented by a lot of industry experts.
2  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: High resolution printer (PPI) on: March 17, 2011, 10:56:26 PM
Giovanni--  Ask your question here:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?board=6.0
3  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: High resolution printer (PPI) on: March 16, 2011, 10:14:57 PM
You need to differentiate between DPI and PPI.

http://www.andrewdaceyphotography.com/articles/dpi/
4  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Enlage an image - please refresh my memory on: December 03, 2010, 11:00:01 PM
I figured it out...  Very easy to do, good results.
5  Mike's Software / Qimage / Enlage an image - please refresh my memory on: December 03, 2010, 10:24:36 PM
Will someone please refresh my memory on how to resize/enlarge an image file with Qimage and save it under a new file name.  I typically work from 16bit TIFs in Adobe RGB color space.  Say I had a file in the native pixel resolution of my 12 mp Canon 450D (4272 x 2848) and I want to push it to a very large size without using Photoshop or an app like Genuine Fractals.

I thought I had successfully used Qimage to do this once, but have forgotten how.  Thanks in advance.
6  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: Perspective and Lens Aberration Correction on: November 24, 2010, 12:27:39 AM
Unfortunately PTLens can't do anything for beer goggles either.
7  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: Perspective and Lens Aberration Correction on: November 22, 2010, 05:04:30 PM
... don't forget we have to bail out Ireland.

Always in the forefront of my mind...
8  Technical Discussions / Articles / Re: December 2010: Do You Have a 6 Bit LCD Monitor? on: November 22, 2010, 04:59:46 PM
The VP2365wb actually covers 82% of the NTSC gamut which is a bit larger than sRGB which covers about 72%.  The gamut of the WP2365wb is actually somewhere between sRGB and Adobe RGB.

Mike

Same as the other two monitors I mentioned.  Dell states the gamut coverage of the U2311h as 82% NTSC (100% sRGB coverage).  Bottom line is, these are all great monitors for a modest cost.
9  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: Perspective and Lens Aberration Correction on: November 21, 2010, 08:56:35 PM
I've used PTLens for several years on literally thousands of real estate photos, but as a Photoshop plug-in.  Admittedly I do all my editing in Photoshop and don't have a Qimage workflow to fit PTLens into.  It's more than doubled in price since I bought it, to an outrageous $25 USD!
10  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Problem with Canon Pro 9000 MKII on: November 18, 2010, 04:22:34 PM
Incidentally, I am using Ilford Classic Gloss paper with profile IGCGP9-CANP9000 MkII_PPPGII.icc as supplied by Ilford; I usually create my own profiles for printer/paper combinations but I decided to try the suppliers first.

When using Ilford paper and profiles, it's absolutely critical to follow Ilford's printer settings verbatim, even if they sound "wrong".  Pay attention to the media type mandated by Ilford.
11  Technical Discussions / Articles / Re: December 2010: Do You Have a 6 Bit LCD Monitor? on: November 17, 2010, 01:20:36 AM
The ViewSonic model that Mike mentions is representational of several, almost identically spec'd 22" and 23" LCD monitors available from different suppliers.  They all use an e-IPS display panel sourced from LG.  The most popular versions seem to be the Dell U2311h, The NEC EA231WMi, and the ViewSonic VP2365wb.  The monitors in this technology and price class are all normal gamut displays, meaning they effectively cover the sRGB color gamut, but no more.

E-IPS is the least expensive of the IPS panel technologies, but monitors employing e-IPS display panels are still far ahead of cheaper TN paneled displays in all the categories Mike describes in his article. Of course even the top end Eizos, NECs and Quatos still need to be hardware calibrated on a regular schedule.
12  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: canon pixma 9000 problems on: October 25, 2010, 08:03:51 PM
djwang--  You should never select the monitor profile as the Working RGB color space in Photoshop.  The Canon Pixma Pro 9000 mkII has quite a wide color gamut, so I would use Adobe RGB throughout your color management workflow.

First step in any color managed workflow is hardware calibrating your monitor with a calibration tool like the X-Rite iOne Display 2 or the DataColor Spyder3 Elite.

I'm afraid the monitor you just purchased is not really designed for color accuracy, but for video gaming and other multi-media use where color accuracy is not of prime importance.  Maybe it's not too late to return it and get something like the popular Dell U2311h with a very color accurate IPS type display panel.

13  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / Re: Ilford papers & HP B8550 printer on: October 05, 2010, 03:31:02 PM
Owen, I've been using Ilford papers with my older HP 8750 and have always gotten superb results..  The inkset of this older printer is designed for use with swellable type papers so I use the Ilford Galerie CLASSIC series.

When using the Ilford media with your HP, it's important to follow the print settings instructions verbatim, even if they sound incorrect.  Feel free to email me and I'll provide you with the detailed instructions in PDF format.

BTW...  I know that the install disk for the 8550 only installs the HP canned ICC profiles on Macs, but not on PCs.  If you need the profiles, I have them.

chasp505 at cableone dot net
14  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Some grumbling going on over here... on: July 26, 2010, 10:03:52 PM
Since I launched this thread, let me define my position...

I'm one of the many who uses Qimage for printing only, not raw editing or anything else.  I feel I've got my money's worth with a fine product.  I have no interest in changing my workflow so all this discussion about Qimage Ultimate or Studio is irrelevant to me.  If my Qimage Pro software stopped working today, I'd miss it, but I'd just go back to printing from Photoshop.

I support Mike in making some difficult business decisions.
15  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Some grumbling going on over here... on: July 25, 2010, 03:44:29 PM
Just noticed this thread discussing Qimage Ultimate.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1003&message=35878372
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