Table 3-2. Suggested density changes
Viewing the test print. There are a number of variables that must be controlled to produce an
acceptable color print. It is highly unlikely that you will make a perfect print on your first attempt. The
first test print must be considered and evaluated for density and color balance.
a. Use of a ring-around. Compare your test print to the Kodak ring-around chart. It is a series
of prints that vary in known amounts for standard prints of acceptable balance. Match the test print as
closely as possible to the prints in the ring around.
b. Use of viewing filters. If a test print is reasonably close to the desirable range of color
balance, use the Kodak color print viewing filter kit, a suitable tool to evaluate color balance.
c. Viewing condition. The light you use for viewing should be of the same quality as the light
under which the final print is to be displayed. From a practical standpoint, some average conditions
must be selected.
d. To modify the printing filter pack, refer to Table 3-3. It can be used as a guide in determining
what adjustments should be made.
Table 3-3. Modifying the filter pack