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Katie Parks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2006

irritating prints

I use a canon d20 and for the most part an very very happy with the results, however I did a recent senior picture and family picture shoot and am very disappointed with the out come. What seems very good on the camera and computer comes out horride on prints. There is a large amount of pink hue and fuzzyness ive ajusted it all on the computer but cant get it to average out. Any advice? Since that shoot all my prints look pink fuzzy and bad, rather upsetting.

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8/29/2006 9:42:03 AM

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Have you calibrated your monitor and your prints?

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8/29/2006 9:45:04 AM

Katie Parks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2006
  yes and it didnt help.

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8/29/2006 10:42:27 AM

Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   You may need to recalibrate your printer. Are you using good paper? Have you cleaned the ink nozzles? Do you have each ink cartridge in its proper slot? I'm not being insulting, just thinking aloud.... Is the printer new? Old? Good shape?

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8/29/2006 11:08:45 AM

John P. Sandstedt
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  Have you adjusted white balance?

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8/29/2006 12:54:59 PM

Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006

Just a shot in the dark here, but are you using the right ICC profile?

I can print form PhotoImpact Pro and get results pretty close to what I see on screen. However, if I print from PS, there's no tellin' what it will come out like.

Using the wrong ICC profile, or no profile at all, can make a world of difference.

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8/29/2006 1:33:00 PM

Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Hello Katie,

I'm with Bob on this one.
Generally I see a problem when we adjust our images in Adobe or whatever you use...then when we "save as" we are presented with a couple options.

1) ICC Profile

This is fine as long as either your printer or the lab is using the same ICC Profile.

2)RGB Save

I used to save and shoot in this color gamut, but many labs are now using sRGB, and I have noticed color shifts.

If you are using a 1 hr joint to process your digital images, turn off the "ICC profile" before you save it.

Many photogs who want consistant results will ask the lab we do business with to provide the "ICC Profile"...That way, once our monitors are calibrated, what we see is what we will get n the final print.

Oh..ICC stands for "International Color Consortium" in case you were curious. :)

All the best,


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8/29/2006 2:19:28 PM

Katie Parks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2006
  Im was printing from print shop on to a brand new canon i9900 it was all working fine till this last session. Ill try to calibrate but so far everything appears to be the same settings and all as it has been.

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8/31/2006 8:12:05 PM

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