Skin Tones (Redux)

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Skin Tones (Redux)
Mar 3, 2012

I saw the other thread ("Struggling with Skin Tones" http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=40772034 ), and thought I would post my own problem so as not to dilute that other thread.

I have processed the attached image which looks fine on my (uncalibrated) monitor. When I print it however, the skin tones are way too dark, and look like fake tans. I have not had this problem before with this monitor/printer combination, and not sure if anyone has any suggestions. Faces have been processed in Portrait Professional which is probably a mistake since this was just originally a quick candid snapshot that my fiancee took with my camera one day when I was not around that she asked me to edit for her. She was not shooting in RAW, so it was just the large JPG as a starting point. It was a REALLY busy background with a lot of people standing in the background, etc. I did the best I could with the JPG, but for some reason, it looks terrible when printed.

I am eventually going to crop this to just show the upper half of their bodies and turn it into a "landscape" orientation image if I can get the crop ratios to work out.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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