0 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2011 12:50 PM by Phantastron
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I have an iMac running OS10.6.8 and I am printing photographs to an Epson 3880 from the photo editing software Nikon Capture NX2. In Capture NX2 I set colour management to application manages colour as well as choosing the profile to which I want the printer to print. At this point I also choose Intent and Black Point Compensation. I hit print and up comes the print window under OS10.6.8. Here I choose to turn off control of color management by the printer driver under "Printer Settings" from the drop down menu titled "Layout". When I come to the item "Color Matching" in the drop down menu I find that "EPSON Color Controls" is highllghted. But at this point I can deselect this setting and select "ColorSync". If I select "ColorSync" I then can choose from "Automatic" or any of the paper profiles I have on my computer. What determines which one I choose, that is which of "EPSON Color Controls" or "ColorSync"?

I was inclined to think that it was "ColorSync" and then choose the profile that I chose back under the NX2 print window. But this produces bad results. If I leave it to "EPSON Color Controls" I get perfect results (at least so far). But the name of this choice seems to suggest that the Epson print driver manages the colours which I do not want to happen. So I would like to understand what is going on here. What is one doing when one make the various possible selections that one can make under "Color Matching"?

 

Regards,


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)