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Match Screen to printer fo Photos

by TerryT / March 3, 2006 9:19 AM PST

I must be missing something. I can use Gimp, Photoshop, or any of several other image editing programs to get exactly what I want on my CRT monitor. But when I print to an inkjet printer, the result is very different.

I understand that brightness and contrast might vary, but color balance is also very different between on-screen and print results.

How can I make adjustments so that on-screen preview will be reasonably close to the printed result? Is there a way to correlate screen and printer results as a saved profile? I'm almost raedy to go back to the real chemical and photosensitive paper darkroom I came up on.

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The printer you are using
by retired / March 3, 2006 10:13 AM PST

makes a big difference, I recently got a HP deskjet 6540 and it keeps the prints pretty close to the actual color depth. The paper and ink can also make a difference.

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