Getting Started

Got my second lot of metallic prints from you this week - I LOVE the quality.. Thank you! And also for the postage rates which are awesome! I can get an order back to WA in less than a week :-)

Melissa Hersey
Melissa''s Photography
Perth, Western Australia

Setting Up for Print

We work in Adobe RGB (1998) colour space as it is a larger colour space than sRGB and we feel, more suited for professional wedding and portrait photographers.

As a professional photographer there are a few steps involved when setting up your files correctly so that what you see on your monitor is what you see in your prints back from The Edge.

We recommend the following:

Image Capture

Adobe RGB (1998)

Working Space

Adobe RGB (1998)

Screen Settings

Gamma 2.2 & Temp 6500k

Image Capture

If your camera does not have the facility to capture in Adobe RGB, we suggest you convert your files in Photoshop to Adobe RGB or to simply send your file in as sRGB. This also applies if you prefer to work in sRGB.

Files without a profile attached can result in unpredictable colour. Essentially if your file has a profile attached (embedded), we can print it for you.

Monitor Calibration

It is important to calibrate your screen to ensure what you are seeing is the same as the prints you are getting back from the lab. We strongly suggest using a colourimenter, such as a Datacolour Spyder Pro or the X-Rite i1Display Pro for your monitor at least once a month.

We also suggest using our Calibration file and matching print to fine tune your monitor settings to get your screen more accurately representing your print.

Request a Calibration kit by emailing info@theedgephoto.com.au

Working Colour Space

Set your working colour space to Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB but ensure that you have your colour setting set to CONVERT embedded file to the working colour space.

Here’s how to properly setup your Adobe Photoshop Color Settings:

1. Open Photoshop
Mac Users: Go to Photoshop in the Menu Bar, Edit > Color Settings
Windows Users: Go to Edit in the Menu Bar, Edit > Color Settings

2. Select a Working Space for RGB Files.
We recommend either Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB IEC61966-2.1.
If you are unsure, you probably want sRGB IEC61966-2.1.

3. Select “Convert to Working RGB” next to RGB under Color Management Policies.

4. Check “Ask When Opening and Ask When Pasting” next to Profile Mismatches.
Whenever you open a file that is saved and tagged in a color space other than your working space, Photoshop will prompt you to convert to the working color space. When you save your JPEGs out of Photoshop, make sure to check the “Embed Color Profile” checkbox in the Save dialog box. Without this checked, we do not know the color space of your files, and you will have unpredictable color in your prints.