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Printing pictures help

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mollie Fri 12-May-17 15:30:02

Anyone with IT know-how who could point me in the right direction please? Digital pictures look great on a screen but come out very dark if printed. I'm not sure which bit of the process needs adjusting or how!

Ta muchly...

Marydoll Fri 12-May-17 16:10:40

Mollie, do you have software, which allows you to edit your photos? In my LEA, schools used a free program/App, called IRFANVIEW, which allowed us to manipulate and edit photos for leaflets, brochures, website etc. It worked fine and was great for resizing, rotating, lightening and sharpening photos.

mollie Fri 12-May-17 16:25:32

Thanks Marydoll. I'll take a look at this software. The only question is how do I alter something that already looks good on a screen but not in print?

Marydoll Fri 12-May-17 16:38:23

Hi Mollie,

Found this explanation. It does seem a bit complicated and probably needs a bit of research.
It seems Irfanview does have a facility to sort this. I have had a quick look, but nothing jumps out at me.

mollie Fri 12-May-17 16:43:32

Marydoll, thank you! This is just what I need - I wasn't sure if the problem was the printer or the display but now I know! Thank you again...I'll let you know if my twiddling is successful. smile

jollyg Sat 13-May-17 13:43:27

Hope this prog works.

If you areusing a laptop It depends on the angle of the screen.

Using a desktop, you are looking straight at the screen.

Calibrating the screen is explained there. Different papers/inks give differing results

Sometimes it is cheaper in terms of frustration to down load the images to a dedicated on line shop

NanaandGrampy Sat 13-May-17 19:40:48

It could also be your printer settings. There is usually a true colour setting which might need ticking.

Also if you are not using original inks but compatible ones then that can alter the print colours too .

Coolgran65 Sun 14-May-17 00:00:20

I find it easiest to copy the photographs onto a memory stick and take them to the local stationery/office shop which has a printing machine. The pics come out accurate and beautifully professional for about 30p a copy.
With the benefit of well versed staff to help if there is a question.

mollie Sun 14-May-17 08:30:52

The printer is new and inks appropriate so really I want to use it for the purpose it was intended. If I have a special picture I'll keep the other option in mind though. These print shops have many more options than a domestic printer don't they... it's just frustrating to see a perfect picture on screen but get an imperfect print. I'm going to give everything a