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Date Created: 8/7/2006   Date Modified: 6/8/2012

+Loss of Detail in Shadows of RGB Output

Q - How can I increase the quality of the dark areas in my RGB output profile?

A - For profiling most RGB-type printers with ProfileMaker, or Eye-One Match, the TC RGB 9.18 chart is a good choice. This chart has 918 color patches, as opposed to TC 2.83 RGB, which has 283.

Depending on the shadow-reproduction characteristics of your RGB-type printer (linearity, black point, etc.) the TC9.18 RGB printer target may not have enough color patches to accurately describe the shadow areas.

For better results, you can create a custom printer target using the Testchart Generator in MeasureTool 5. Define the number of patches to be 1200-1800. This should help to increase the quality of shadow reproduction.