When examining the test print it is important to do so in good bright daylight - near a window on a bright cloudy day is GOOD, but indoors at night under artificial light is BAD!
Also, please make sure you move away from the computer as we do not, at this stage, want to compare the print with the image on the computer screen.

1. Take a good look at the print and make a QUICK decision - do you think the print looks

2. If you find this decision difficult, ask someone else to give you their opinion.

3. Specific things to look for . . . . in good bright daylight !
a) Overall density good, not too pale or too dark.
b) Greyscale image at top right genuinely grey - i.e. no hint of a colour cast.
(NOTE - it really is important to assess this in bright natural daylight - artificial lighting usually results in neutral areas exhibiting a warm or reddish tinge.)
c) Natural skin tones in baby picture at bottom left.
d) Nice bright colours generally and particularly red drums and beach huts.
e) Black to white and colour gradients below yellow window picture should blend smoothly without any obvious hard ‘steps’.
f) Overall impression - the print looks ‘good’ or the print looks ‘bad’.

REMEMBER - make this assessment visually and without reference to the computer screen !

Now move on to STEP FOUR