I finally had the time to install the Huey Pro monitor calibrator and software that Jackie got me for Christmas. (It arrived Monday after being on
backorder from where Jackie got it).
I had been having trouble with my prints from both Wal-Mart and my pro lab as well as those I did on my photo printer at home being a tad on the dark side if I didn't set them where they looked "light" on my monitor.
Now I know why!
My monitor was set too dark!
It's gonna take some getting used to it looking "flat" to me, since the contrast was off too.
But I worked on an image in PhotoShop after calibrating the monitor. When I printed it out, the print matched the monitor exactly!
Oh, the joys of modern technology.
And a damn sight easier than when I had to do color densiometer readings when I did my own color printing.
Congratulations, Jamie. May it bring you many years of good service.
Layman speaking here.
If your prints were coming out too dark, and your monitor was showing them normal, would it not be simple enough to do a print run of several standard colours. And then adjust your monitor to look like the printed image. After adjusting try printing a more complex image?
I suspect that I've over simplified the issue here, so, can you please enlighten me? I am aware of requirements for publishing but have no knowledge of the specifics at all.
Thanks, Jamie, I was sure that there was a good explanation for it.
I've just wasted 1/2 hour trying to get two monitors to display the same colours, (They are side by side attached to the same Card - VGA & DVI) It's a lot harder than I thought.
Thanks, mate! When graphic design or video/photo production becomes a source of income, I might just consider it, for now, it's just fun!
I had to get a new monitor recently.My old one was showing everything very light.I printed a photo of my daughter and her husband and they looked like
they had been "Tango-d".
My daughter gave me her old monitor which is fine(fingers crossed) at the moment.