Hey everyone! I am looking for some help in understanding the role of profiles. I have done all of my prints using Bay Photo Lab so far. My question is, with all the different mediums you can print on there, how does one profile even begin to simulate those different options? I have seen where a printer/paper combo will have a profile. I’m just wondering if it is worth going through the hassle of soft proofing with the ICC profile applied or if I should just make some consistent adjustments (slight increases to contrast, brightness, and vibrance, I am planning to use a method shared in a video by @Sean_Bagshaw).
Those of you who have printed with shops like Bay Photo, do you have them do any adjustments after the fact or do you just send them the jpeg?
I understand the best course of action here is probably a bit of trial and error, I’m just trying to limit the number of errors!