After getting my issues with colour profiles more or less solved, I’m making my first steps first with soft-proofing in RawTherapee as I want to order a large metal print. I hope that I understood this correctly, but soft-proofing should show how the print would look like in reality.
I loaded the ICC profiles here and these are the results.
With Direct print on aluminum Dibond ICC profile UV Art Print Aluminum:
With Kodak Pro Ultra Endura (250g/m²), matte/glossy ICC profile Kodak Ultra Endura matte/glossy:
Note: This is not the photo I want to print. Because I’m not the author of it, I cannot show it on the internet. However, the behaviour is the same.
Now, my first question: Is this normal for direct metal prints that they look like if someone had put some “fog” on top of it (don’t know how to explain)? The soft-proof with photo print on Kodak paper looks much better, but is also more expensive. So I’m thinking whether it’s worth the money. I already ordered the set with different samples but it’s hard to compare because all of the samples show different pictures.
Furthermore, is it possible to automatically apply some curves or corrections to cancel this profile and to get what I initially adjusted my photo to?