I have just started to mess about with photos i had on cd and the problem is they don`t print anything like they look on the screen.I am using photoshop 2.0 and a lexmark p3150 all in one printer on XP. I get the photos perfect on my screen but when they are printed they have a green look about them.I have tried different photo papers but no difference and also cleaned the jets. Would be grateful for any tips
Pictures when printed never look the same as on the screen. The screen uses light transmission technology and any printed picture uses light reflection technology. In addition, colours on the screen are made by mixing three colour pixels of different light intensity. Exactly how any monitor displays a colour is different from any other monitor. It is possible to make them match closely.
That said, a green look is unusual. The printer cartridge may be defective. It may also be possible to adjust either the printer (through the driver) or the monitor (through Display Properties - Settings - Advanced - Color (sic) Management) to make them appear closer.
If you don't have a test pattern to print you can easily make one from photoshop 2.........Open a new file, draw a few circles and fill each with pure red, yellow, or blue and for good measure one each of black, green and a recognisable brown. Print the file.
It is a crude way of doing things, but will show if anything is badly astray with the printer!