Printed photos too dark - any suggestions?

Started Sep 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Russell Fielding OP Regular Member • Posts: 160
Re: Most common reason...

Thanks Dave, but is it merely a matter of 'brightness' rather than colour calibration that is the problem? Or maybe the lab is adding its own contrast/sharpness settings as well? How can we know how bright our screen should be to get the correct printed output? My laptop screen is a standard glossyish 17incher. The highest brightness is pretty bright.

Dave Jaseck wrote:

If your monitor is LCD, in all probability your screen is set too bright for most color standards. I am sure the color lab is color calibrated to a standard. The reason to work on a color calibrated monitor.
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