why do photos need color correction prior to printing ?

Started Jan 24, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: why do photos need color correction prior to printing ?
In reply to coder01, Jan 24, 2013

It is just use. You are used to seeing images projected onto a computer screen or phone screen. It is a very different medium than print - transmissive rather than reflective.

Modern monitors are much brighter and run at much higher contrast levels than they did even just a few years ago. They are great for viewing, but set at their default 'brightness' and contrast, they are terrible for editing images for print. Mac monitors, in particular, are well know for their over-the-top default luminance levels.

You can not turn up the brightness of a print. A print is limited by the whiteness of the underlying paper.

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Brian A

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