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

Started May 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Victor Engel MOD Forum Pro • Posts: 16,579
Re: calibrated screen

RedFox88 wrote:

This sounds like your screen is not calibrated.  If you are doing "edits" to photos and they turn out dark, that likely means your screen is set to be overly bright and over contrasty which makes your 'edits' to them actually make the images darker because they are bring displayed brighter than they actually are on your screen.  Get that?

She did mention the screen was calibrated. She also mentioned that her did edits not only to her own photos but also to the professional photos. If what you're saying is right, then I'd expect the professional photos to print out poorly, too, after editing.

If my idea is right, then opening up a photo that printed poorly and selecting assign to profile when switching to sRGB, the result should look just like the too-dark print.

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