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Getting the Best Possible Print from Your Fine Art Lab. Part 1 of 5

The end result of a great print is always the sum of it’s parts. Every step along the way, from the click of the shutter through file preparation, all the way to print presentation choices, affect the visual appeal of the print. This author/artist believes that a fine art print does not lie strictly in […]

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Tiff versus jpeg. Does Size Really Matter?

Is Bigger Always Better? Often we are asked to describe the difference between tiff and jpeg files. While they share a few similarities, there are a few differences and particularly some characteristics in the Jpeg format that an individual looking to get the very best image quality should be aware of. A Tiff file (Tagged […]

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Getting the Best Possible Print from Your Fine Art Lab. Part 2 of 5

Is File Format Actually Important? Last week in part 1, I wrote about a print being the total sum of all the parts in the workflow and how each part plays a role. We also touched on the importance of proper exposure for a good starting place. As promised, this week I expand the parts […]

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How big can I print my file?

Here is another great question we hear quite often. Sometimes more than once a day. So it seems a relative bit of information to pass along here to our blog reader friends. There are two valid answers to this, depending on whether we look at this as a relative issue or a subjective one. As […]

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What “they” might not be telling you about the flaws in ICC profiled workflows.

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Profiles are typically generated using less than .016% (yes that is less than 16/1000 of one percent!) or 16/100,000 of the 16.4 million colors available in 8bit RGB. Talk about a shot in the dark. There is a tremendous amount of mathematical software based “guessing” that occurs in the ICC color management process. Profiles are […]

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How to get great color, save your profits, and never have to work color or density in Photoshop. Part 1

I’m going to fill you in on the secrets of how to get great color, save your profits, and never have to work color or density in Photoshop. All without the use of ICC profiles, confusing work-flows or batch conversions. If you understood the above and it applies to you, chances are you are a […]

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