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 rpenmanparker, Jan 24, 2013

that is a fascinating explanation and does seem to explain the concept I am struggling with to understand the process. I am shooting in jpeg to avoid having to process every image for viewing and to save space on memory cards. ( I took 4000 photos in Europe this summer). I guess I could purchase a couple more memory cards and shoot in RAW.

I have taken Ken Rockwell's advice on shooting, i.e. JPG looks just fine. For the most part it does. Most images look great when they come up on my monitor. It's just that when I send them off to the printer, that image is always darker than what I saw on the back of the camera and what I saw on the computer monitor. That's the most confusing issue. Looks great on camera, looks great on computer, looks bad on paper, until brightened and enhanced with photoshop.

Tough to swallow that concept.

Thanks so far to all for your answers and links. I will check them out later tonight.

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