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07/22/2002 09:07:50 PM · #1
After submitting a perfectly good pic Saturday, I was SHOCKED when I tried to show a frind today. On her moniter my pic is way too dark. If I pull it up here on my own PC it looks fine. Unfortunately all my comments say too dark and its killing my votes. Anyone else have this happen?
07/22/2002 09:10:01 PM · #2
It happens because the average pc and monitor are not configured correctly... happens to me all the time..
07/22/2002 09:21:02 PM · #3
Originally posted by jmsetzler:
It happens because the average pc and monitor are not configured correctly... happens to me all the time..

I''ve heard talk about ''calibrating'' monitors lately... Would someone in the know please explain how this is done? Preferably without spending large sums of money that could be better saved for a new camera :)


* This message has been edited by the author on 7/22/2002 9:22:13 PM.
07/22/2002 09:21:17 PM · #4
Any suggestions? I configuired according to Adobe 7.0 so......is it me or everyone else!!!!!! Should I just go back to my regular factory settings?
07/22/2002 09:48:17 PM · #5
After getting the "too dark" comment on some of my pictures that I thought were okay, I started submitting pictures that were a shade or two brighter than I actually wanted. I don't think I've gotten a "too dark" or even a "too bright" since then. (Now, my other comments, that's another thread. *grin*)
07/23/2002 06:49:18 PM · #6
I experienced the same with my No Fear photo. It was dark in general but it looked ok on my monitor. I postprocessed and submitted the photo at night in my dimly lit room. But when I looked at it at work the next day (voting already in progress) I saw that it was way too dark.

So my lesson was to consider the light conditions around you when postprocessing the photo.
07/30/2002 03:30:14 PM · #7
Here's some info that helped me getting the right light.
//www.aim-dtp.net/aim/calibration/index.htm
07/30/2002 03:40:24 PM · #8
I have the same problem - remember also that MACs see it different than PCs.
I did calibrate and that helped, but I still can't get it right.
When I look on other comuters it looks so much different then my MAC (darker)
When I optimize it for the web in photoshop it lightens it - should I change some settings in Photoshop?
I have 7 for MAC
07/30/2002 03:42:27 PM · #9
Originally posted by TerryGee:
I have the same problem - remember also that MACs see it different than PCs.
I did calibrate and that helped, but I still can't get it right.
When I look on other comuters it looks so much different then my MAC (darker)
When I optimize it for the web in photoshop it lightens it - should I change some settings in Photoshop?
I have 7 for MAC


I think Macs use 2.2 as the Gamma adjustment while PeeCee users have 1.8 as their gamma setting...


07/30/2002 04:14:29 PM · #10
Remember also that photos viewed on the dpchallenge site are on a white background where many photo packages such as thumbsplus use black backgrounds. This will have a significant effect on how dark or light some photos will look.

John
07/30/2002 07:28:49 PM · #11
Someone gave the following tip in an earlier posting and I have found it invaluable in being able to set your screen up in differing ambient light conditions. Its the same grayscale that Dpreview advise you to use when viewing test pics from camera reviews. Try this site - //www.beecee.org/photo/img/grayscale.gif - it gives you a grayscale strip and gives you the option to drop it onto your desktop. The idea is that you setup your monitor so that you can see the differences in the first 3 boxes and the last 3. There was another tip given for the COLORIFIC site but I think you have to pay for the software, I seem to remember getting it for free when I tried.
07/31/2002 11:36:33 AM · #12
Originally posted by psychephylax:
Originally posted by TerryGee:
[i]I have the same problem - remember also that MACs see it different than PCs.
I did calibrate and that helped, but I still can''t get it right.
When I look on other comuters it looks so much different then my MAC (darker)
When I optimize it for the web in photoshop it lightens it - should I change some settings in Photoshop?
I have 7 for MAC


I think Macs use 2.2 as the Gamma adjustment while PeeCee users have 1.8 as their gamma setting...


[/i]

Just the opposite, Windows default Gamma setting is 2.2, I have found that if I set my Mac to 2.2 the difference is very close.



* This message has been edited by the author on 7/31/2002 11:36:39 AM.
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