Faded blacks when soft proofing
I think there is a problem with soft proofing. The default profiles work okay, but actual printer profiles are missing black point compensation..? All pictures have heavily faded blacks when soft proofing with printer profile and it makes very hard to imagine how will the picture come out or how will the out-of-gammut colours change the picture since the soft proof looks so different.. All other programs I've ever used show black as black when soft proofing by default.
Thank you for any help regarding this!!
PS: I tried to subscribe to dev. mailing list but was denied by mlmmj. Anyone knows why that is? No reason was provided, got offered confirmation first, but when I did confirm I got denied response..
#1 Updated by Aurélien PIERRE 6 months ago
That's normal, it actually means that the black point compensation is working.
Paper has a max contrast of 280:1 (B&W baryta paper). Your screen has at least 1000:1. In order to match the actual contrast of the paper, in softproof, you have to damp either the blacks or the whites. Photoshop acts the same when you check "simulate the black ink" : https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/proofing-colors.html