Why are my printed photos dark and professional photos from my computer are not

Started May 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why are my printed photos dark and professional photos from my computer are not
In reply to RhysM, May 12, 2013

maybe chicken or egg...if they print dark the tendency would be to overexpose, right?

Victor may have hit it - you'll have to check your camera and the files (when open in PS) to see what color space you're using. 99% of labs and the web are sRGB and everytime you convert from one space to another quality and accuracy takes a hit and color shifts are the usual result (aka dark cast in your case).

Set your camera on sRGB and make some test shots. Look at them in PS and check color space, bit depth (again, labs and web want 8 bit, not 16 or higher). Shoot a gray card if need be and have that printed.

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