Learn to to sharpen, prepare and print your pictures in 10 minutes or less, with this free video tutorial and step by step printing guide.
Stop guessing and start getting the results you want!
Photography Printing Tutorial
Step-by-Step Quick Reference Guide Provided Below Video
Step By Step Printing Workflow
Watch the Video Above for Specific Settings & Information
Step 1: Color Correct Your Computer – I use and recommend the Datacolor Spyder4Elite. This is the only way to have your prints match the image you see on your computer screen. I calibrate my screen once every 6 months. It’s all automatic and very easy to use!
Step 2: Export Image from Lightroom as full size TIFF in Adobe RGB or Pro Photo RGB color space.
Complete the Following in OneOne Perfect Resize
Step 3: Download / Open OnOne Perfect Resize – Perfect Resize allows you to size, prepare, and sharpen your image for the exact output you’ll be printing at. For example, if you want to send a 24″X36″ print, you’ll need to sharpen and prepare that print for this exact size.
OnOne Perfect Resize can be purchased as a stand alone program or as part of OnOne Photo Suite
Step 4: Select your print output size as shown in the video.
Step 5: Apply sharpening settings as shown in the video.
Step 6: If you’re going to print a “Thin Wrap ” select Gallery Wrap and apply 0.5″ thickness. If you’re going to print a standard print you don’t need to apply the Gallery Wrap.
Step 7: Select “Save & Close”. Your new file will be saved for the next step.
Complete the Following in Bay Roes Economy
Step 8: Download Bay Roes Economy – Click Here & select “Launch Economy” at the bottom of the page. If you’re not already a Bay Photo Member joining will take 1-2 minutes. You can join from inside the Bay Roes Application.
Step 9: Open your file that you prepared in OneOne Perfect Resize.
Step 10: Select your print format, size, so on. Reference the video for exact selections.
Step 11: Send / Upload Your Photo to the Bay Photo Servers. You’re done!
I’ve been using this workflow for a few years now and my prints always come back looking just as they did on my computer screen.
Cheers & Thanks for Reading,