The Professional Print & Layout software is a useful application that makes professional photo printing easier.
Available for free with Canon PRO-Series printers, this software is available for both Mac and Windows users.
With this software, you can edit layout and perform colour management. Besides using this software as a stand alone application, you can also use this software as a plug-in with supported applications such as Canon Digital Photo Professional, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
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Photographers who use the Dual Pixel RAW (DPRAW) function of their Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or the Canon EOS R to select and sharpen focus post-capture will now be able to bring out even more detail in their prints thanks to Professional Print & Layout software. The software can read the depth map data from DPRAW files and will sharpen the printed image selectively in focus areas. The result of using Professional Print & Layout software is that prints look more three-dimensional, with visibly sharper and with clearer details in these focus areas.
The DPRAW Print function is activated with a single click. As well as the DPRAW Print function, Professional Print & Layout software makes it easier and faster to print HDR images. With one click, the software can bring out detail in highlight areas to achieve a wider dynamic range. For HDR Prints you now don't need multiple shots, you can use one shot and the software will bring back up to two stops of dynamic range in the highlight areas. Thanks to the Exhibition Lighting Optimisation function, this expanded dynamic range is evident in prints viewed under the varied lighting conditions used for galleries and exhibitions. The two functions can be used together, revealing greater information in the highlights while making in-focus areas really stand out.
Photographers who already own one of the Canon PRO-Series printers will be able to update their firmware free of charge. If you follow this link - canon.co.uk, select imagePROGRAF PRO in the tabs, then choose your model from the list. Once you have selected your printer, click on Software in the tabs near the top of the page, select your Operating System (if it hasn't already done this for you), then scroll down to Individual Software > Professional Print and Layout. From there you will be able to download the software. New users who buy an imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printer will get the software included free with their purchase.