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.
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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