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Old 08-29-2008, 09:46 AM
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Hi Folks! I’m new to the site and new to digital photography (2 years). I want an opinion on what monitor calibration hardware to purchase (cheap if possible). I am about to retire and photography is going to be one off my main hobbies. I have been playing with PS for about six months but my photos always print much darker than they appear on screen (LCD flat panel). I have three printers (Canon, Brother and Epson) and all have the same result. If I adjust the screen (using brightness and contrast) to be closer to the finished print it makes working in anything except PS a real drag as everything is very dark. Any advice from all of you very talented experts will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:26 PM
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Re: Monitor Calibration........

It is always a good idea to calibrate your monitor and your printer to get accurate colors. But if your colors seem ok to you, you may just need to lighten your image for printing. Try adding a levels adjustment layer, and slide the black output level slider to the right some.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:44 PM
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Thank you David. I will give it a try over the weekend.
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