PaintMaker adjust loaded images by default to Levels output: 38/255.
You can deselect this option anytime you want.
When using rgb values from an image PaintMaker it is important that there are no colors darker than rgb: 38,38,38. (oil: 40,40,40 and acrylic: 36,36,36)
This is because paint doesn’t get any darker than rgb 38,38,38.
If you use colors from an image with too wide color range your colors will be too saturated, the contrast too big and much of it will be in total darkness.
Out of Gamut
When the sign “Out of Gamut” shows the requested rgb color does not exist within the color range of your artist colors or the selected colours from your set. If you are in doubt select all the colors. If you still get the "Out of Gamut" warning it is usually because the color is too saturated. Try and use the color less saturat will.
You will not be charged a recipe when you don’t get one.
If you want to see how the adjustment affects the RGB values on some colours you can download the test image on the left and load it into PaintMaker.
Choose the colours with and without the adjustment selected and note that the numbers change according to the printed numbers.