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Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by WDodd, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. WDodd

    WDodd TPF Noob!

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    I'm not positive if this is the correct section but oh well. :roll:

    I recently ordered some prints from yorkphoto.com specifically this one:

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    And the colors seem really off compared to what I see on my monitor. I calibrated with a spyder2express. The print is coming back with the clouds being more orange than the pinkish red that I am seeing on my screen. Also the overall picture is darker.

    I'm just curious if its worth it to try and get a print made at another lab or if my monitor is just off.
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    Getting accurate prints isn't always simple.

    You may want to find and ICC profile for the printer that you are ordering from...then you can use that profile to preview your image. This should help.

    You could also talk to the printer/lab and tell then that your image looks different that what you are seeing (on a calibrated monitor)...a good lab should print it again for you, no charge.
     
  3. WDodd

    WDodd TPF Noob!

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    They will print it again for me, but I wanted to try and figure out how to get what I'm looking at on my monitor. :D

    How would I go about utilizing the ICC profile?
     
  4. Lars Leber

    Lars Leber TPF Noob!

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    I usually convert my prints to sRGB before sending them to the printer (yours is in Adobe RGB).
     

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