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I have what I hope can be a yes / no answer type question.

I've created an ICC profile (sRGB) after monitor calibration, great.

I want to send photos to an external printing house (as a photo book) which uses a CMYK (FOGRA39) profile.

Can I simply export the photos using the ICC CMYK profile they use or is there more to it?

Is soft proofing necessary? (I'm not really sure what it is but have seen some tutorials on it).

What about document -> assign an ICC profile?

I'm using AF v1.8.0.486 Beta.

thanks so much


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Well usually the printers convert the photos (basic sRGB) into the CMYK profile they use in order to print them at the best quality possible for them. So you should first of all ask that external printing house how they handle images and how you have to prepare and send them in.

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