Working on TIF from Apple to PC and then back to Apple?
Posted on 2002-03-18
Is it possible to work/edit with a PC on a TIF file that was scanned with an Apple computer system?
I have a photo that was scanned by someone setting up a print job for me. He was unable to satisfactorily do the proper photo retouching so he gave the photo to me to work on. The problem is, he has an Apple and I have a PC.
My questions are...
1) Is it possible to work on the photo on my system and have it look the same on his Apple system?
2) Will the photo print correctly at the printers after going cross platform like that, from Apple to PC to Apple?
I was told that whatever is done on an Apple will not look the same on my PC, due to monitor and video card differences. True or not?
I have noticed in the scans provided that any files that he edited with his Apple are a slightly different hue. Blue is more purple, etc. However,the straight scans he burned to CD for me that he has not touched up I can see just fine. The colors look perfect on my PC.
I am not sure what process to go about to ensure that what I edit will look good on his Apple when he does the final set-up for the printer.
First off, I don't think he saved in an IBM PC format for me. The files I got on CD had no extensions. I guessed and renamed them with a TIF extension and am able to read the files. Is this okay or should he have saved them in a specific IBM format for me?
When I open a file on the CD I get the following message:
Embedded Profile Mismatch
The document's embedded color profile does not match the current RGB working space.
Embedded: Apple RGB
Working: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
How do you want to proceed?
- Use the embedded profile (instead of the working space)
- Convert document's colors to the working space
- Discard the embedded profile (don't color manage)
[end of message]
The default that is highlighted is the last one about discarding the embedded profile.
Which is the correct way to pursue this editing? Is it possible, or is it one of those "Can't get there from here" type of deals?
I have noticed that if I select the first option instead, the photo looks fine, and when I save it back to disk the color profile in the Save As dialogue windows says ICC Profile: Apple RGB.
If I take the last option the color profile says, ICC Profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
I am assuming that this last profile is the one for my system. (?)
What is the correct way to edit these TIF photos on my PC so they look okay on his Apple and print correctly at the printers?
If this is too long and involved of a process, would it be easier to just do the scans myself and try to learn how to do the layout for the printer on my PC? It's just a photo card with a few lines of type and three color photos. The card is approximately 5x7.
Okay so that's my dilemma. Does anyone have a best solution for this?
I appreciate the help very much.