Tips for getting more accurate color and truer print previews in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
This is an image that’s being printed on matte paper, so it will lose some contrast in the process. Check and uncheck the Soft Proof box to see the difference. The beauty of soft proofing in the Develop module is that you can adjust your actual RAW file while getting a visual preview of the print. Head up to the Contrast slider in the Basic Panel to add contrast back in. As you go to move the slider, Lightroom will interrupt you to ask if you want to make a Proof Copy. Usually it’s a good idea to say yes; doing so will ensure that your revised conversion applies only to this print.
Create a Proof Copy
When making print-specific adjustments, a proof copy is a good idea.