Screen colours compared to printed photo

  parachute 13:46 24 Jan 2004

Photos taken with my Minolta Z1 digital camera look great when viewed on the computer screen.When they are printed without any alterations they always come out a lot darker than shown on the screen. I have a HP Photosmart 1000 printer and print onto photo quality glossy paper.My photo editing package is Microsoft Picture It Photo 7.

  johnnyrocker 13:53 24 Jan 2004

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  Curio 14:09 24 Jan 2004

It may be your Monitor requires calibrating - In XP, Control Panel, Adobe gamma. Another possibility is the type of paper being used. Experiment with different types if you can.

  hugh-265156 14:15 24 Jan 2004
  Creditman 16:52 24 Jan 2004

I have similar problem. All experts say you must calibrate monitor as 1st step - not so easy as it is made out. I recommend Adobe Photoshop Elements 2(I got it under halfprice on ebay) & upload all my digiphotos to it & improve most of them before printing. In getting a match between monitor images & prints I think it is mainly trial & error. Important to set same colour profile on monitor & printer. Best of luck

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