Help...my pictures suck when printed

Started Nov 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
ddushko
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Re: Help...my pictures suck when printed
In reply to Dinahhs3, Nov 29, 2012

Dinahhs3 wrote:

does it mean that my monitor needs calibration? Is an uncalibrated monitor the only reason for this problem or there is other things to consider?

Most probably yes. However, if you use the print service for the first time, I would suggest that you send a test photo, for example: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/test_images.html and evaluate the result. In this way you exclude any problems with your monitor calibration because you do not change the test photo on your computer. Consequently, you can concentrate on the parameters provided by your photo printing service. These parameters can be auto optimization on/off, different paper types... I would order a batch of prints for different test photos and using different lab parameters. Then you clearly know what to expect from the service and how far off is your monitor.

ddushko

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