Quote Originally Posted by RPC View Post
With experience you will be able to make judgements much faster. I use trays and room temperature development and small, quick test prints are easy to make. When I get the color balance right, I make the enlargement and determine exposure with the exposure channel of my analyzer. I can judge color well enough that I don't normally use the color channels.
Yes, it is much easier to do test prints in open trays than in processors. It is like BW printing, but just in dark.
I think next time, for test print, I won't do the rinse in the drum. After bleach-fixer, I can just take out the test print and toss it in the water. Save some time.