Now that I have two photogenic grandchildren (2 years old), I decided that I would like to get some printing done to share with the family. Expecting the worse (which is what I got), I picked a nice candid of my grandson taken on Christmas Day, did a few adjustments in LR and selected "Edit in Photoshop" as I wanted to crop the image to portrait. Then I set PhotoPro RGB, 300 ppi and saved it as a JPEG. For the first attempt, I went to the local office supplies store and printed a 6 x 8. Having done a fair bit of reading on the challenges of printing, I wasn't surprised when the colours lacked saturation. I was about to buy an entry level calibrator but chanced upon a deal on an i1 Display Pro that was too good to resist. I ran the software on both my monitors - a cheap DELL S2340L and an expensive (when new) but quite old NEC LCD2070NX. Both have IPS panels. After creating profiles, both the displays looked the same which I though was a good start. I loaded the image that I had previously printed back into Photoshop and selected View\Proof Setup\Custom and selected the profile created by the X_Rite. Aha!! The image on screen looked very close to the washed out print. I don't use Photoshop very much so I attempted what I thought should have been a similar process in LR - Soft Proofing and selected the same profile under Proof Settings and clicked on Create Proof Copy. The image didn't change. No matter which profile I select in Soft Proofing, the image doesn't change so clearly I'm missing something important. So back to Photoshop and I adjusted the Proof image to improve the colours, saved it to JPEG and took it to be printed. Success - it looks pretty close to the image on the screen. However, the JPEG looks hideous outside of Photoshop. When viewed in any of the image viewing programs or just Windows Explorer, it's scarey - bright pink. Anyway, I'm getting the results I want in a round about way but it seems like I'm missing something obvious and I'd rather just use LR if possible as I'm more used to it. Am I doing something stupid here, or is this the way it's supposed to work? Thanks.