Laura Shoe's Lightroom (and Occasionally Photoshop) Blog for Digital Photographers

Finding and Adding a Printer Profile

In Uncategorized on March 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm

For highest quality printing results through Lightroom, you will want to use printer profiles.  A printer profile is a paper and printer-specific set of instructions that adjusts your image to be as close as possible in print to what you see on your (calibrated!) monitor in terms of contrast and color.

So where do you get them, and how do you install and use them?  Click HERE to watch a video I have produced answering these very questions.  (Yes, when I click on “OTHER”, it is outside the video screen.)

I may explain in a follow up post more about why you need them and where you can get great quality profiles if the paper manufacture profiles fall short.  This is a quick post before I head out to Austin to teach a 6-day Lightroom for Photographers workshop through Rocky Mountain School of Photography.  This workshop is drawing students from all over the country.  Perhaps I will see you at the next one, in Minneapolis in April  (see

  1. Thanks for this! BTW, I’ve added you to my Lightroom Links page…


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