Yes, printing out of photoshop was using that same curve. It’s strange how different it is isn’t it? Or maybe not.
Anyway, through the weekend I’ve had a chance to do 15 or 20 prints with QTR print tool and it is by all standards much better as far as print output. My initial trouble was just how different it was then what I had been doing previously, and it took awhile for me to adjust to the differences. Now that I have though, and I’ve learned to see the softproof in a way that corresponds to what will be outputted, it’s all making sense.
I’m extremely glad I asked though. Otherwise, I would have kept printing through photoshop. This was a step forward.
[QUOTE=Dana-IJM;1742]I received your prints today, and measured the two 21 step strips. Please clarify, when printing thru Photoshop, you select the same Canson Rag-x880 curve in the QTR window, correct? I ask because this was only written on the QTR print tool print, and I wanted to make sure both were printed with the same settings selected in the QTR print window.
After measuring your 21 step strips, I see the print made with Photoshop is overall too dark with several harsh transitions, and the QTR print Tool output is just about perfectly linear with smooth transitions, though has an ever-so-slight lightness bump in the 3/4 tones. As suspected, your output from QTR Print Tool is more linear and accurate, but now the choice has to be made as to which you prefer, and what is more important to you: matching the monitor, or accurate/linear output to take advantage of the full Piezography range.
Best regards~ Dana :)[/QUOTE]