I am using windows 7 and need to change some digital pictures of vintage cars that l have taken into sepia, but they seem to be too orange. l have a laptop that uses vista but they are too peach, and an old XP that l can't find sepia on it, does anyone have any solutions for a good sepia? Many Thanks
picasa can do this for you, just takes a couple of mouse clicks click here
You say that your efforts so far produces images that are to orange or too peach looking, so maybe you need to calibrate your monitors. Download click here.
I would normally do this type of thing in photoshop as it's possible to control intensity of the sepia result, but here is one I have just done in Picasa. If this shows on your monitor as any other colour other than sepia your monitor definitely require calibrating.
I agree totally with BT, as a photonut/holic, I have tried all of the programs you mentioned and many more. Adobe is certainly just the best, but Canon programs that come with camera,printer or scanner are excellent as well.
Don't forget the type and quality of paper and ink make a lot of difference. As you may know there are a myriad of colours BLACK dependent on origin, plant or mineral etc. A long time ago I was in Industrial paints, colour matching blacks and browns is more difficult than anything else.
Go and have a look on Wikepedia, there is a fascinating history from 1888 about how the colour was first extracted from the cuttlefish (Latin sepia) ink sac and the many ways to achieve it, wet photography used silver sulfide (sic), you can see it as the tarnish on your silverware, I assume you were born with a spoon!