Digital prints too dark

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kmaultsby, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. kmaultsby macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2006
    Hey everyone I really need some help here. I have an Epson R800 printer and I use I Photo to organize my prints. My images our JPEG 1600 x 1200 from my old 2 mega pix camera and 3072 x 2076 from my 7.1 mega pix camera. My pictures looks great on the monitor but went I print them out, they our much darker. What do I need to do to correct this? These are gloss prints.:rolleyes:
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Obvious first question...have you calibrated your screen?
  3. peterj1967 macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2002
    Another thing that is often over looked is the light you look at the print under.

    Look at it in real sunlight if you can if you can't buy a lamp with a color temperature of about 5000k. You can get a compact florescent from any home center, look at the back of the package and pick one with a color temperature of about 5000k. Should cost about 6 bucks.

    Also, make sure you printer settings are correct for the paper you are using, that will make a huge difference.

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