Click the icon on the right of the bottom panel to activate the soft proof display mode on your image. Soft proof allows you to preview your image rendered using a printer profile to see how colors will end up on the final print. You can also activate soft proof with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S. A message “soft proof" on the bottom left of your image tells you that you are in soft proof display mode.
Right-click on the icon to open a dialog with the following configuration parameters.
- display intent
- Set the rendering intent for your display – only available if rendering with LittleCMS2 is activated. See rendering intent for a list of available options.
- softproof profile
- Set the color profile for soft proofing from the list of available profiles in
$DARKTABLErepresents darktable’s installation directory and
$HOMEyour home directory). Typically these profiles are supplied by your printer or generated during printer profiling.
- display profile
- Set the color profile for the display. The option “system display profile” is the preferred setting when working with a calibrated display. The profile is taken either from your system’s color manager or from your X display server. The method darktable uses to detect your system display profile can be changed in preferences > miscellaneous. For more information see display profile.