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Colour pics too colourful


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:12 PM

Hi,
Is there any way to reduce the colour intensity of photos and pictures printed with my Epson SX100?
I've read the instruction book and tried different settings with no joy, they always come out too gaudy and colourful compared to the original and I need sunglasses to look at them.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:05 AM

You could download an application like Picasa 3 to tone down the colors before printing.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:27 AM

Worth reading: http://www.techimo.com/forum/graphic-desig...color-help.html

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:19 AM

Okay thanks everybody, I seem to have got on top of it by juggling the options and sliders around, but it's the poor little office secretaries I feel sorry for who'd have to go through it too.
Call me a dreamer but when I got my printer I thought all I'd have to do would be to bung a blank sheet of paper in and hit 'Go' to get a cloned copy with zero hassle..;)

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:17 AM

In a perfect world where all possible component variations can be automatically configured properly...you would be right to expect that.

But...printers vary, monitors vary in how they portray colors and tones...and matching the two can be a headache. Which is why those who do professional graphics work...use various programs and settings to try to ensure that what they see is what is printed.

When you throw in the additional factor that image-editors also can contribute to disparities...it's natural that some manual adjustment must be made if the user wants to make WYSIWYG a reality.

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