Colour

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by e999sam, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. e999sam

    e999sam TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Derbyshire UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This afternoon I took some pictures of some flowers. On the preview screen of my camera the colours looked true to the flowers but when I viewed them on my lap top they were way out ( light blue instead of deep purple) The question is if I was to print this image would they come out correct as the camera shot or would they come out as they were displayed on my lap top?
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Firstly...an image on the screen on the back of the camera is a poor place to determine colour or exposure. Secondly, is your laptop monitor calibrated properly?

    I guess the easy way to find out, is to print the image and see what it looks like.

    If accurate colour is your goal, the first step is to calibrate your monitor. The best way is to use a hardware device like the Colorvision Spyder, (or Pantone Hewey ?). Then you can be relatively confident that what you see on the monitor is accurate.
     
  3. e999sam

    e999sam TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Derbyshire UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have tried printing an image and the colours are ok. I also viewed it on my desk top PC and the colour is also ok. So I will have use the desk top until I can afford the hard ware to calibrate my laptop.
     
  4. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    calibrating laptop screens is often of very limited success ... unlike desktop screens they have little which can be adjusted.

    You can give it a try, but do not expect too much.
     
  5. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Keep in mind an LCD screen, (any one, on a laptop or camera) will give you different contrast depending on the angle of view. This is why you shouldn't rely on them for judging exposure, color, or contrast.
     
  6. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    With those used in laptops being the worst(best) example ;)
     

Share This Page