Soft proofing in Lightroom
Soft proofing is not available in Lightroom 3. In other words, you can only use the RGB profiles in Lightroom 4 or higher versions. CMYK profiles are not supported till Lightroom 6.
Soft proofing in Lightroom (version 4 or higher)
First of all, please download the corresponding profile for the product that you are going to order. The link to all the profiles available can be found below. Through the link, you can download each ICC profile in the form of a .zip file.
Please note that the profiles for wall decors (acrylic glass, Alu-Dibond, PVC foamboard, Canvas, Picture Box) and for all greeting cards are CMYK profiles. They can only be used in Lightroom 6 or higher versions.
1. Install the profile
When you have downloaded the file, please unzip it and import the profile.
- MAC OS X: Please copy the profile into the /Library/ColorSync/Profiles folder.
- Windows: Please right-click the profile and select "Install Profile".
Please click on "Develop" on the menu bar and select the "Soft Proofing" checkbox.
The background will turn white, indicating that you are in soft proofing mode. Besides, you can also see "Proof Preview" on the corner.
3. Start soft proofing
You can adjust the settings under the tab "Soft Proofing" on the right side.
Please note that, you need to select the corresponding profile for the product that you want to order. In addition, please examine whether the checkbox "Simulate Paper & Ink" has to be selected. It depends on the product. More details can be found on the link below.
4. Export the final image
If you are satisfied with the colours of your images, you can export them through File -> Export with the setting you want.
Please note that sRGB has to be selected in the field "Color Space". Please do not embed the colour profile of Saal Digital into the final image files!
5. Place the order
In the end, you can use and order the images in our Saal Design Software or in our webshop.
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