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Started May 28, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: A real life example of DR, tone and color gradation
In reply to Mr Physics, May 30, 2011

Yes, w/o a calibrated monitor, not only colors but tone (contrast and luminosity), it's not possible to judge in a good way how prints will come out. And the printer also needs to be profiled to match the whole workflow. It's not simple, but color, in film days, for prints, was even trickier.

Mr Physics wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

Very interesting observation. To my eye the differences are not at all subtle but stand out clearly. I wonder if this could be a result of monitor differences or simply familiarity with the differences. I've noticed this when someone points out differences in exposure. I had a hard time seeing it until I calibrated my monitor, but I think it could also be a matter of looking for it now.

Maybe you are onto something there. My prints don't seem to correspond to the monitor and I've been making adjustments to printer settings to replicate the monitor. And the occasional feedback suggests the same for my web images. Hmm. One more thing to learn and some sort of gadget or software to buy.
Thanks Mako for that observation. I probably needed to hear that.

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