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ICC Color Profile for Fuji Frontier MiniLab

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Old 08-23-2002, 02:39 PM
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ICC Color Profile for Fuji Frontier MiniLab

I found a link to download an ICC Color profile for Fuji Frontier Mini Labs like the ones at WalMart and other places for printing digital photos.
Hopefully my printed photos ,which I bring on a CD in JPEG,will have a better color match to what I saw on my monitor.

http://www.popphoto.com/HowTo/Articl...?ArticleID=198

This profile can be used in Color Settings in Photo Shop.
Directions are on the page you link to.
Joyce R
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Old 08-31-2002, 12:11 PM
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Sorry Joyce.
I think this thread got caught in the lost threads pile so I missed it when it came out. Did you try out the profile yet? I'm curious to see if you think it helped match your printer to your monitor better. I know color profiles are a real tough issue for most of us to deal with. So if you find something that works, that puts you ahead of the game.
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Old 09-01-2002, 05:30 PM
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I downloaded the profiles for my local labs Fuji Frontier 330/800 from the Fuji website.
Last week I had some wedding pics printed and they were really poor, way too contrasty. I went home and checked the embedded profiles on the CD and they were wrong. I resaved the images this time with the correct profile, burnt them onto another CD and went back to the shop for reprints. BINGO! Perfect prints that match my monitor. The monitor is setup correctly for photo work. Gamma, brightness, contrast yada yada yada.
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Old 09-01-2002, 11:22 PM
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Does anyone know how to use this profile for the Fuji machine with Photoshop Elements? A step by step setup would be great.
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Old 09-01-2002, 11:39 PM
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Hi Mimiya,
Sorry I can't answer you question but I will say welcome to Retouch Pro. If anyone can answer it for you, they are probably here at Retouch Pro. There are so many talented and knowledgable people here and they go to extremes to help each other.
DJ
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Old 09-04-2002, 03:25 PM
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I did an experiment using 3 color profiles (Fuji, sRGB, and RGB1998) on the same photos. . Had them printed on a FujiFrontier digi printer. Don't see any big differences on these photos which were all sepia toned. They all still don't have the same color appearance as I see on my monitor. They are all darker and all have a red cast to them.
I am printing from the same CD on another digital printer to see if it makes any difference.

Hope someone has some suggestions.

When I have some color photos I will do the same experiment. I was pleased to see someone benefited from using the Fuji profile.

To use the profile in PS load it into Working Spaces in the Color Settings . Click on Edit, color settings. The following link has lots of good info to follow that I used to set up color management.

http://www.computer-darkroom.com/photoshop_6/ps6_1.htm
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Old 09-10-2002, 05:53 PM
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I got my photos back from another digital printer source and they are much better. Still don't match what I see on my monitor. Guess the Fuji I used needs some calibration.
Have more questions than answers.
What about Relative Colormetric vs Perceptual in the Color Settings Conversion Options?
Hopefully someday I will unravel all the mysteries of color settings. In the meantime it is a trial and error.
Does everyone embed a color profile ????
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Old 09-10-2002, 06:00 PM
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The day you unravel the mysteries then you will make millions on the knowledge because I don't think anyone really knows how to make things match up perfectly. I doubt they ever will. Too may variables. Color has always been a nightmare to me.
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Old 09-11-2002, 04:00 PM
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Like I said folks, I use the profiles for my local labs Fuji 330 downloaded from the Fuji site. My monitor is set up as good as I can get it and I'm quite amazed at the colour accuracy I get.
This may sound like a silly question, but how many of you have your monitor set up correctly?
Charles
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Old 09-11-2002, 06:15 PM
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Hey Charles, God bless all fireman. I dug deeper for info on the net and am more confused than ever.
As far as I know my monitor is calibrated correctly, having followed instructions . It does give me good results with my inkjet printer. It is the Fuji that is giving me fits.
Have you ever looked at the following site?
http://www.drycreekphoto.com/
On the next site I have quoted some insructions
http://bermangraphics.com/press/frontier.htm

"Fuji recommends your image to be in a sRGB color space. Be sure to tell the operator that you do not want any additional adjustment, for although the machine will not automatically compensate, the operator still might try to be helpful by making changes."
Then I saw that my Fuji icc should be installed here \Winnt\system32\spool\drivers\color and it is not.

I installed it to: ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\Adobe\Color\Profiles as per directions on the site I downloaded from

Does this matter??
Should I turn color management off when working on my photo in the sRGB work space? And then bring that to FUji?
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