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    Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication Error
    on: May 31, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    I took Marks advice…. Though as usual when I do something it never comes easy….

    I did the printing system reset.

    I downloaded and  re-installed the latest Epson drivers

    I added the printer

    I then attached the ethernet cable between the printer and Mac Studio… (I have the base modelMac  Studio with 2T)

    For some reason I was unable to get the Studio and P900 to talk to one another via ethernet …I played with the system network pref for some time to no avail….

    I left the Mac Studio and P900 connected via cable and did another system printing reset… This time when installing the drivers the Epson connect popped up and this allowed me to set up the ethernet connection. The only difference between my first attempt and second was already having the ethernet cable attached but who knows I may have done something wrong on the first attempt?

    So the P900 is working again via the ethernet cable and that was the goal….. but..heh….. when I did that system printing reset it blew out my drivers for a Brother laser printer… and now I can’t get the Studio to recognize newly downloaded drivers for that printer…. but for now I don’t care…ha  I can print photos again and can find other ways to get to the office printer…

    Gives me something to do when I’m not printing photos…

    Thanks & Cheers

    George

     

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    Re: Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication Error
    Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Its so comforting to know someone else with a new computer and Monterey also had Epson printing issues… LOL

    Thats the fun in getting new toys… weeks of trouble shooting.

    I will do as you recommend. As always thank you for sharing your expertise.

    Wish you all the best with your gallery show…

    Cheers,

    George

     

    PS

    Kevin

    I too send along best wishes for speedy recovery….

     

     

     

     

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    Re: Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication Error
    Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022 at 9:41 pm

     

    Update

    I just used the epson media installer and it seems to have updated the media types on the computer…… I didn’t think about that at first because I thought it only updated the printer ….

    Thanks

    George

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    Re: Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication Error
    Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks Kevin….. Man is that a depressing article….lol… I do hope my future printing does not include having to deal with that nightmare….

    I did deleted and re-add the Epson driver (from Epson’s Site)… and the printer is now found by the computer but…the article indicates I may be dealing with this again soon?..

    When I re-added the driver …. my print dialogue box in lightroom of course lost all of my presets and also has lost all the Epson Media Types… Legacy Platine….etc…

    All I wanted to do is make a print and now 4 hours latter I’m still trouble shooting… Not sure how to get the media types back into play…or why they didn’t install with the driver in the first place.

    Thanks for your input….

    Cheers

    George

     

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    Re: Dell Calibration Help
    Reply #4 on: May 23, 2022 at 3:11 am

    Update:

    After much experimentation with I1Profiler and calibrating the monitor with most of the display types listed. It seems that calibrating with “White LED” display type produces a very accurate profile for this monitor according to the i1Profiler validation and the very close match of screen and a calibration test print.

    Cheers

    George

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    Re: Dell Screen Calibration help needed
    Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve spent the last couple of long days… migrating from a late 2015 iMac to the Mac Studio…. I’ve been using iMacs since there were iMacs so adapting to the system of a computer and a separate monitor is a whole new adventure…

    Due to budget constraints laid down by the CFO in my house hold  no Ben Q  or Eizo purchases were to be made. I ended up with a Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Hub Monitor – U2723QE.

    After tackling many migration issues it came time to calibrate the new monitor for my photo and printing workflow. FYI It took me several hours and 20 or more reboots to get the I1profiler up and running…. On the Mac Studio with Monterey be sure to download I1profiler version 3.5 or later… It seems its still not programed to run with M1 mac native.. had to have Roseta installed to get things going … On to my other problems  ha…

    The first time I1profiler started up it recognizes the Dell and for Display type it said “White LED”…. which may be fine….. I want the most accurate calibration and wanted to find out how true experts would calibrate this monitor……. Color Gamut as per Dell for this monitor is 100% Rec 709, 100% sRGB, 98% DCI-P3  Honestly I really have no expert understanding of those stats other than sRGB…….. The monitor color space is set to  sRGB I assume this is the best starting place for calibration?…..What I don’t really understand in the I1profiler set up are the various display types listed….1. White LED  2. RGB LED 3. Wide gamut CCFL…. It says the software auto detects type but I’m not sure it is in this case…. because it always starts up where you left it in the previous session. It does not seem to auto detect the same display type at each startup…

    I calibrated with each one of those settings  and each one is different for sure….. I just want to be sure of which one I should use?  Should I just print a test target and try judging by eye which one is closest?

    I have profiled my 5K iMac for years with this software and it always recognized display type for the 5K screen and an older Cinema Display I used for a second screen….In this case I have doubts of the best starting point… Dell is LED for sure but a lot of different technology intertwined with their LEDs and hope somebody can tell me the best display setting to use to obtain the most accurate calibration for this display type…

    As always.. appreciate the guidance.

    Cheers

    George

     

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    Re: Tin Type WorkFlow
    Reply #6 on: April 20, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you for taking your valuable time to reply…. super appreciated.

    Though it make me realize how not so smart I am when it comes to working with Lightroom….and I’ve been using it for years and years…

    I knew I could work on a Tiff  or PSD layered file in Lightroom …what I didn’t quite get was that after working on the file in Lightroom I could return to Photoshop via Original file method make adjustments on layers and then return to lightroom and still keep all previous  lightroom adjustments… Though one must work on the file in Photoshop without seeing the those Lightroom tweaks.

    I would always return to Photoshop via “Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments” but then have to rename and end up with duplicate files and generate myself a mess of files….

    Anyway,  you have shown me the light!….  I love learning something new that makes workflow easier even if it make me look dumb..ha……. Thank You!

    Cheers

    George

     

     

     

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    Re: Printing Workflow With Lightroom Classic
    Reply #7 on: April 2, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Ha… I love it Mark… You tell it like it is…  “Your workflow is needlessly complicated”

    Thats why I’m here.  I do feel my workflow needs updating….but I’m conflicted.  Photoshop to me offers more precision for many of my local adjustments… though Lightroom continues to improve  especially with the new masking features and I will make a concentrated effort to make better use of Lightroom and try to avoid using Photoshop as much as I do now…

    Thanks for your input!

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    Re: Printing Workflow With Lightroom Classic
    Reply #8 on: April 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Perfect..

    Thanks for taking time out to reply….

    I like where you draw the line…. In order for me to do that I have to gain the discipline to absolutely be sure the “Master File” is finished in Photoshop before returning to Lightroom for printing. So that all thats left is the smaller corrections for soft proofing and print.

    Cheers

    George

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    Re: HELP WITH LIGHTROOM CLASSIC PRINTING WORKFLOW
    Reply #9 on: March 31, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    LIGHTROOM CLASSIC PRINTING WORKFLOW ADVISE NEEDED…..

     

    LIKE MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS I PROCESS MY RAW FILES IN LIGHTROOM DEVELOP MODUAL  BUT I STILL FIND MYSELF MOVING TO PHOTOSHOP FOR FINAL TOUCHES… USING LAYERS FOR .COLOR ADJUSTMENTS , BURNING AND DODGING. LOCAL ADJUSTMENTS , CLONING ETC…

    WHEN COMPLETE IN PHOTOSHOP I CONSIDER THIS THE “MASTER FILE” AND I MOVE BACK TO LIGHTROOM FOR PRINTING..

    THIS IS  THE AREA WHERE I NEED ADVICE…

     

    I OPEN THE MASTER FILE IN THE DEVELOP MODUAL AND INITIATE SOFTPROOFING….

    I MAKE A VIRTUAL SOFTPROOF COPY OF THE MASTER FILE AND TRY TO MAKE MY SOFTPROOFING ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE PAPER I’M USING… WHILE COMPARING THE SOFTPROOF AGAINST THE MASTER FILE.

    THEN I PRINT…

     

    NOW IF THE PRINT WERE PERFECT AT THIS POINT … NO PROBLEM… BUT GENERALLY I FIND SOMETHING TO FIX…. BE IT COLOR… OR CLONING SOMETHING I MISSED .. BURNING AND DODGING….. ETC..

    I ALWAYS FEEL I SHOULD MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT TO THE MASTER FILE SO I MOVE BACK TO PHOTOSHOP WHERE I HAVE ACCESS TO THE ORIGINAL LAYERS ETC…..MAKE MY CHANGES AND THEN BACK TO LIGHTROOM FOR PRINTING…

    SOMETIMES IT LOOKS LIKE THE 1ST VIRTUAL SOFTPROOF AUTOMATICALLY UPDATES BUT I SWEAR SOMETIMES IT DOES NOT…… ARE THE VIRTUAL COPIES OF THE MASTER SUPPOSE TO AUTO UPDATE TO CHANGES MADE IN PHOTOSHOP?

     

    IT GETS SOME WHAT CONFUSING HERE AS WELL BECAUSE A LOT OF LIGHTROOM WARNINGS ABOUT FILE CHANGED IN OUTSIDE APPLICATION SHOULD YOU OVERWRITE..ETC START TO APPEAR. I ASSUME THE FILE SHOULD BE OVERWRITTEN?

     

    SHOULD I JUST FORGET AND DELETE THE ORIGINAL SOFTPROOF COPY AND START AGAIN?

     

     IF I TRY A FEW DIFFERENT PAPERS I END UP WITH A FEW DIFFERENT VIRTUAL SOFTPROOF COPIES  AND THINGS START TO LOOK MESSY…

     HOW DO OTHERS KEEP TRACK OF MASTER AND ASSOCIATED SOFTPROOF COPIES AND KEEP THINGS NEET?

     

    BOTTOM LINE……

    I’M CURIOUS HOW THE EXPERT PRINTERS IN THIS FORUM WHO USE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC AND PHOTOSHOP MANAGE THIER WORKFLOW WHEN PRINTING FROM LIGHTROOM…

    THANKS AND CHEERS

    GEORGE

    in reply to: Displaying Prints #48736
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    Re: Displaying Prints
    Reply #10 on: January 30, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Kevin…..

    I ended up pulling the glass and they look great… and positive reactions from outsiders as well..plus I was lucky to have a frame shop who actually refunded me for return of the glass!..

    Now to find if the paper will hold up over time?..

    Thanks for you input…

    George

    in reply to: Displaying Prints #48531
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    Re: Displaying Prints
    Reply #11 on: January 25, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Thanks Kevin

    You have strengthened my thought of just pulling out the glass…

    My prints are on Canson Platine Fibre Rag and though you are referencing different paper…. I can’t see a real down side in my case. Unless UV causes real issues quickly.

    I can always reprint if needed

    Elliot thanks for your input.

    I know may photographers do spray prints with protective coatings but I have never been successful with any kind of spray can in my hands…I alway end up with a splotch here or there….

    George

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