Prints problems

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  1. Charles89

    Charles89 TPF Noob!

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    I have an Epson r280 (didnt buy it got it free cause the seller gave it to me with another thing I bought)

    Im having this problem, I cant make the photos I print look the same as on my screen. Everything I try f!cks the photos up.

    Are there anybody out here that can help me produce the prints I see on my screen.

    I use Lightroom 3 beta. I know my monitor is well calibrated, since the pictures I get to photo labs are top notch.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    this is a very common issue. you need to calibrate the monitor to the printer. start reading up on color management that will help you.
     
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    Charles89 TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, my post was indeed useless. Shouldve made a search first sorry.


    Delete please
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Sorry Charles89, the thread is now owned by TPF and is now part of the permanent record. ;)

    Of course images on your monitor are back lit, while we see prints because of light reflected off of them.

    That means the 2 will never look exactly the same. The best you can hope for is an approximation.

    To do that you need to profile your printer with a spectrophotometer add that profile to image editing software that has that capability, like Photoshop CS4, and soft-proof your images.
     

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