New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography Discussion of all things graphics.

inaccurate color representation


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
maanico1

 
Member Since: Aug 09, 2006
Posts: 84
maanico1 is on a distinguished road

maanico1 is offline
hello again yall,

so ive been taking my pictures to print lately (kodak kiosk at CVS/pharmacy) and ive noticed quite a big problem. on both my CD blackbook and 24" imac, after i edit photos in any program (aperture/lightroom) to my liking, the print does not turn out the way it looked on my monitor. im exporting the version as edited, but it doesn't show up that way in print. in particular are the differences in saturation, contrast, and brightness. ive tried calibrating my display with no luck, i always give my displays atleast 30 minutes to "warm up." what more can i do?

thanks in advance
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by maanico1 View Post
...on both my CD blackbook and 24" imac, after i edit photos in any program (aperture/lightroom) to my liking, the print does not turn out the way it looked on my monitor.

.... in particular are the differences in saturation, contrast, and brightness.
On screen things will always be a little off from what you see in print.
However, the glossy screens of iMacs and MacBooks will make this difference seem even greater.

Glossy screens enhance the very things you are having troubles with: Saturation, Contrast and Brightness. Sure, it looks nice on a monitor, but when you print it looks almost nothing like your screen's images.
This is why the vast majority of designers and photographers prefer matte screens, as they produce a more accurate representation of color with regards to print.

My suggestion would be to attempt to compensate for the Glossy screen's discrepancies by doing a little "trial and error" with a home printer.
Play around with the settings in your image editor until you can find acceptable levels for your problem areas. It will probably look "off" to you when you view it on-screen, but the prints will turn out the way you intend them to.
Once you find your sweet spot for photos printed at home, you can then take them to get printed at the photo kiosk.

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks
maanico1

 
Member Since: Aug 09, 2006
Posts: 84
maanico1 is on a distinguished road

maanico1 is offline
thank you for the advice, i had no idea that the screens made such a big difference. i always thought glossy screens just looked cooler. i wonder if there are any screen filters you can clip on that would make the screen closer to a matte finish
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Aperture 2.0, the Nikon D300 and RAW compression settings | in the Raw »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
AccuWeather Inaccurate? tobywuk Switcher Hangout 7 10-19-2007 07:06 PM
Inaccurate mouse tracking Briss Apple Desktops 4 01-06-2005 01:11 PM
Hard Drive Space Available Inaccurate... trinityavatar OS X - Operating System 1 11-30-2004 10:48 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?