I'm new to the world of Capture One and color profiles, and I am totally confused on how this all works. This how I have set it up so far:
I bought an XRite calibrator, and ran the software to create a ICC profile for my monitor. This profile is now the active profile for my monitor.
In C1, under "View->Proof Profile", I selected "No profile". From what I understand, this means it uses the system ICC profile aka the calibrated one I created. If this is not the correct way, please do tell :)
I created Export Recipes with the ICC profiles of my printing partner.
I added the "Proofing" button to my toolbar. I select one of the recipes I created in the step above, and hit the Proofing button. This shows me how it should look like on print.
Now, step 2 is the part where I am not sure this the right approach. I found many articles that say that you should edit in ProPhoto RGB mode. Does this mean I should create an export recipe with the ProPhoto ICC profile, and use that as the Proof Profile instead of "No profile"? And if this is so, why is this not the default setting for C1?
I find all of this very confusing, and C1 documentation lacking as well. I understand LightRoom always uses ProPhoto RGB during editing, so I wonder why C1 decided to take an all other and more confusing approach, and not giving us the best default out of the box??
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