December 16, 2007

Printing tips for Photoshop, Lightroom

Adobe’s famous Russell Brown has created three new video tutorials meant to help get the best results when printing from Photoshop CS3 (with the 10.0.1 update) to various popular printers:

Russell points out that many of steps shown in the HP & Canon tutorial steps can apply to other printers from those manufacturers.  Links to the latest drivers from each manufacturer are on Russell’s site (scroll down to the Photoshop CS3 Tutorials section).

Meanwhile Lightroom PM Tom Hogarty has posted info about printing on Mac OS X Leopard with Lightroom 1.3.1.  Tom talks about geeky bits like the Mac’s transition from "Tioga" printer drivers (introduced in 10.0, now unsupported) to CUPS-based drivers (now required).  The upshot, says Tom, is that for proper results you should "seek out a fully Leopard compatible printer driver from the printer manufacturer."

Posted by John Nack at 10:03 PM on December 16, 2007


  • Ramón G Castañeda — 11:27 PM on December 16, 2007

    The newest Epson printing QT tutorial by Russell Brown featured here proves once again that the “infamous” Tech Note ID: kb400878 is wrong, as it contradicts reality, it contradicts Adobe’s own PDF and QT tutorials, and it contradicts advice from Andrew Rodney, Jeff Schewe, Bruce Fraser and Russell Brown.

  • Kirsten Harris — 9:45 AM on December 17, 2007

    We found that Photoshop CS2 and CS3 double color manages to some Epson printers causing a magenta or green color cast, even if the printer color management is turned off. Letting the printer manage colors works well as a workaround for CS2. For CS3 the 10.0.1 update resolves this problem.
    It is great that you never experienced the color cast problem when having Photoshop manage the color. But many of our users do run into this, and it is for those users we wrote the tech doc.

  • Ramón G Castañeda — 2:45 PM on December 17, 2007

    I did experience the color cast issue, but it was NOT solved through the infamous tech note.
    Check the long thread on the subject on the Photoshop Macintosh forum, especially post #5:

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