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Chapter 6. Proofing Images > Comparing the Output to the Display

Comparing the Output to the Display

When you have finished printing using Photoshop's proofing feature, you'll want to compare the output to what you see on your monitor. Keep in mind that even if you have done everything right, the two may not match exactly because of potential differences between the gamut of the two devices. The idea is to use the soft proof to enable you to make color adjustments to the image with confidence. Soft proofing can help you gain experience in visualizing these differences so that ultimately you can reduce the time and cost required to make additional prints until you get the desired results.

Lighting Conditions

The lighting conditions under which color prints are viewed directly affects the appearance of the color. For example, a printed image can look very different when viewed under indoor lighting conditions compared to how it would look if it were viewed outside in natural light. There are two basic choices for dealing with viewing conditions.


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