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Wendy M. Amdahl
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/25/2004
amdahlphotoanddesign.com
 

Color difference when viewing on a brower


When I resize my color "digitally shot" photos to 500x700 at 72dpi, then copy them from my laptop to disk and view them on my other computer's web browser... the color is very different. It looks overly saturated and very sharpened. Not nearly as nice. I didn't seem to have the same problem with B&W. What is my problem and how can I solve it before creating a web site? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Wendy


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7/28/2004 10:56:50 AM

 
Wayne Brasch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/18/2004
  Wendy, it depends on what system monitor you viewed your photos on, i.e. was it a CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) how old was the monitor, what was the resolution set to, what the refresh rate is etc.etc. Generally some CRT monitors can deteriorate over time affecting the colour display. If you have the refresh rate set to low this can also have an effect on the display.

Try your photos on another monitor.

As far as refresh rate goes, go into:
-Display Properties
-Settings
-Advanced
-Moniter
-Screen Refresh Rate
and adjust it higher, the higher the better, too low causes flickering, eye strain and headaches.
(LCD screen laptops around 60 Hertz, CRT moniter upto 100 hertz)

In the Display Properties try also setting your monitor to 1024 x 768, and your colour quality to High(32bit).

There are a lot of differences in display quality between Monitors i.e. CRT and Trinitron, or Passive Matrix LCDs and Active Matrix TFT LCDs.

I have also had the same problems as I always use a Laptop and occasionally transfer some photos to my older Desktop.

I hope this helps.

Regards
Wayne Brasch



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8/11/2004 2:32:36 AM

 
Wendy M. Amdahl
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/25/2004
amdahlphotoanddesign.com
  Thank you so much for your response Wayne...I will try your recommendations! And you are right...my desktop is somewhat older!


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8/11/2004 3:53:05 AM

 
Wayne Brasch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/18/2004
  Good luck, I hope it helps. Please let me know what happens Wendy.

Kindest Regards
Wayne


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8/11/2004 5:09:19 AM

 
Randy Kinney   Wendy, you should also calibrate both of your monitors. Below is a link that will help you do it manually

http://www.jasc.com/support/kb/articles/monitor.asp

or, you can purchase calibrating software such as Pantone ColorVision's Spyder:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/colorvisionmonitorspyder/


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8/12/2004 5:17:04 AM

 
Wendy M. Amdahl
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/25/2004
amdahlphotoanddesign.com
  Thanks Randy! I've put off doing this because I was worried that is was out the scope of my knowledge...but I guess it's something I need to go ahead and get done to ensure consistant results. Thanks again!


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8/12/2004 6:53:09 AM

 
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