I hope all is well with you and your new baby?!
I have been reading and re-reading Jon's article on printing out of Lightroom. I think I have most of it under control, but would just like to check with you. I:
1) Adjust the picture in the "Develop Mode" as per normal using the appropriate profile in "Soft Proof". Once I am happy I export as follow:-
2) In Lightroom I have created an export preset for Piezography. The "File Settings" are as follows:-
(a) Image Format - TIFF
(b) Color Space - AdobeRGB (1998)
(c) Bit Depth - 16 Bit
(d) Resolution - 360
(e) Compression - None
I have made two similar presets - one for glossy sharpening and one for matte. They export to a "Piezography Folder".
I open the "Piezography" files from the QTR Print Tool and note that the "Embedded Profile" is AdobeRGB (1998). According to my understanding, this profile has a Gamma of 2.2 - so all is good?
i) I leave "No Color Management" as is.
ii) I set paper size etc. in "Page Setup"
iii) In "Print" I select the necessary curve in "Curve 1"
In the PDF article "A Quick Macintosh QuadTone Rip Tutorial" the importance of using "Greyscale Images" (in Photoshop) is stressed on Page 8. How does one convert to "Grayscale" in Lightroom?
My question is this: should one first send the final adjusted image in Lightroom to Photoshop, convert it to "Grayscale" and then save for Piezography?