Jpeg vs. RAW pre printing
I'm a relative newbie to printing, but have spent a lot of time reading up.
I have a couple of questions...
Today I processed a RAW image ready for printing so that the black and white points were just not clipping in Lightroom. I then exported this as a Jpeg.
1st Question... does anybody use the LR print module without exporting the processed RAW file as a jpeg? Is there a recommended practice?
When I looked at the jpeg histogram, it had compressed and appeared that I needed to expand my range at either end - more whites and blacks/contrast.
2nd Question... I know jpegs are lossy, but is this what you would expect with the histogram?
3rd Question...Would you then tweak the whites and blacks on the jpeg before printing?
I have been experimenting with using LR or letting the Canon printer manage the printing, and today tried the Canon Pro Studio software for the first time. In this case I tried brightening the image and upping the contrast a little.
Lots to learn and really enjoying it, but would be interested to hear what more experienced people would do.
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