I recently used Color Think to compare two profiles and it raised a number of issues for me. What I did was embed a custom profile I had made for my Epson 4000 Premium Luster paper/ink, inside of Adobe RGB 1998 and was surprised to see that the Epson Profile had values that were out of gamut for the Adobe profile.
At first this surprised me and caused me to realize that I didnt completely understand what all of this meant.
Does this mean that the printer is capable of rendering colors that I cant see on my monitor?
But if I choose a profile like ProPhoto as my working space would I suddenly be able to see those colors?
Does choosing the Epson profile in the Print Space box mean that it will convert the limited color numbers that I can see in my current working space to the wider gamut numbers so that they print well?
I just noticed that I could choose the Epson Profile as my working space in the Color Settings box.
Are printer profiles and working spaces the same thing?
And then on top of all of these uncertainties, I tried to find the canned Epson profile so I could compare it to the custom one and discovered that, although I can see a graphic of it using ColorSync, I cant actually drag it into the Color Think Profiles folder for comparison. It seems embedded in some hidden way.
Is there are way to use ColorSync to make this comparison or is there a way to use Color Think to do this that I havent discovered?
Answers to these perhaps simple questions would be tremendously helpful to my general understanding of color management.