Sanjay feels that printing is the essential final step in the photographic process, and it's vital to get it right. "Printing forces you to critique your whole approach to photography in a more technical and rounded manner," he says. "I'm a firm believer that it's best to get things right in-camera, rather than relying too heavily on editing. When you're shooting to print, you start to consider a lot more technical factors, such as highlights and shadows, colour balance, and so on. Computer screens can really flatter images but, to me, it's the print that really matters. When you print an image for a client, it has to be absolutely perfect. It's the finished article. The digital file is only the first part of a three-part process."
Here, Sanjay shares his expert knowledge on the best software for professional photo printing, with insights from Canon Europe Product Marketing Lead Suhaib Hussain and DINAX international sales manager Marvin-Lee Roy. Their advice ranges from Canon's free Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and Professional Print & Layout (PPL) software, through Adobe® Lightroom® and Adobe Photoshop®, to the specialist DINAX Mirage software.