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Re: Two tricolor prints

A note re color balance:

Note that in these two prints, though the incorrect printer settings resulted in a print that seems to have a film over it, the actual colors are the same as in the print printed by the greyscale separations, simply muted because of the incorrect separations. The hues should not change; if the pigments are correctly balanced in the first place, calibrations such as introducing a colorized negative, introducting correct curves, and so forth should change only the tonal relationships, not the color balance. If the color balance is off in the first place, it should be corrected by balancing the pigments, not by trying to correct the imbalance using curves.


On Sep 25, 2007, at 4:54 PM, Katharine Thayer wrote: