David Kilpatrick wrote:From experience, different versions of PS/Elements can indeed change the printing parameters enough to upset colour management and you usually need to do a lot of tweaking to discover where the change has come in.
I have been doing some more investigation with this and it seems that PE8 causes the Epson Printer driver to not remain in the selected state.
The Lyson instructions are to select Color Controls (in the Media Settings section of the Main PD dialogue) > Custom and then change the Color Adjustment Mode setting from Epson Standard [sRGB] with Gamma 2.2.
And I have set Perceptual for Rendering Intent on both set-ups now but that has no impact on the issue I have.
Now with either route from the PE8 Print dialogue, via Page Set Up > Printer > Properties and making the necessary adjustments or via More Options > Color Management > Printer Preferences and doing like-wise if one immediately goes back down either route we find instead that Color Controls Off [No Color Adjustment] is now the case - this implies that the driver has been reverted for some reason and the colours do indeed seem to be as with Epson Standard [sRGB] selected at print.
To rule out the printer driver I tried the same image with Paintshop Pro and the driver retained the correct settings selected.
Unfortunately I removed PE 3 from the system prior to installing PE 8 and the printer driver. I could put a copy of PE 6 on the desktop instead of PE 8 but Adobe don't like two copies being run at the same time. Well I feel if their later offering is broken they owe me that much!
Thanks for the info on the Huey (helicopters were never meant to fly either).
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