I’m soft proofing an image in Photoshop on Windows using an ICC profile created using the QTR-Create-ICC.exe program. The image will be used to make a digital negative. In the View -> Proof Setup -> Custom… dialog, I select this profile as “Device to Simulate” and I check “Preserve Numbers.” My question is about the two check boxes at the bottom of the dialog, “Simulate Paper Color” and “Simulate Black Ink.”
In his article on Soft Proofing, Jon Cone says both options should be checked. Both options definitely alter the appearance of the image: “Simulate Paper Color” warms the whites and “Simulate Black Ink” lightens the shadow areas. Interestingly, Photoshop allows only one option to be checked: if I check Simulate Paper Color then Simulate Black Ink is grayed out, and vice versa, This leads me to believe that ICC profiles for PiezoDN may be different from the ICC profiles Jon is talking about. What’s the correct setting?