I'll put in my two cents and rave about the Spyder Studio set. It calibrates the monitor but then you have to calibrate tour printer and whatever paper you use to the monitor. After that the results are amazing. To me, worth the price. Shop the web. Prices vary.
I use the Epson Pro 3800 printer and Epson Ultra Premium Luster paper. My landscapes look good on this paper. The texture and sheen remind me of the look of B&W fiber glossy papers from my darkroom days. But it is essential to calibrate your monitor and then calibrate the paper and printer to the monitor. The results are amazingly accurate and beautiful. Of course, you need a beautiful image to begin with. :-)
I'm not familiar with that program but it sounds right. Play with that function and see how much better it looks,
Didn't Charlton Heston say that? I agree with you on this issue but I don't remember him getting elected PRESIDENT.
This is a really fine image. Great light and B&W conversion. Fine composition. I personally would like to see more shadow detail but I'm quibbling. What PP are you using? You can get rid of the fore-shortening in PS or LR. The building looks like it is falling back. I think it would be better without that. Good work!
Sharpness isn't overrated if you want sharp pictures.
I have CS3 and it works with Lion on my system. Could it be the extras in the Design Premium causing the problem?