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Darker images print way too dark; others print fine

 
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Aug 18, 2016 17:14 |  #16

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18098945 (external link)
I wonder if the screen background is affecting what you're seeing? Take a look at POST #30 in this thread: A few Car Lighting Tips
The gray bar at the center is the same density all the way across & the background makes the bar look brighter & darker against it.

Yeah, the phenomenon you're talking about with the gray bar is a tricky one. I don't think that's the situation because PS Elements lets me change the background color and it doesn't seem to make any difference. But, as I said, I'm totally bumfuzzled at this point so I certainly won't say that's not it.




  
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Aug 18, 2016 20:28 |  #17

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18098966 (external link)
What printer, paper, profile and programs are you using?
A little insight into your process could solicit actual educated suggestions...

I didn't include that info because I can't see that it's relevant to my basic question, which was "Why do all my prints match the monitor except for the really dark ones?"
However, I certainly don't know everything, so... I'm using a Canon Pro100 with Precision Color inks and profiles made for the ink and for each paper that I use. They perform extremely well. I use various Canon and Red River papers and it happens regardless which paper I'm using. Software is LR, PS CS2, PSElements 9, Topaz Denoise, Portrait Pro, the NIK collection, and Neat Image, as needed. The process varies depending on the particular image.




  
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Aug 18, 2016 20:30 |  #18

It just makes sense to have the image to go with this discussion, and this should fix the NSFW issue.


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Aug 18, 2016 21:40 |  #19

If you are using Print Studio Pro have you taken advantage of the Pattern Prints?
I tend to use this on everything I print as I too find the outcome of very dense, oversaturated or night shots to get a bit muddy (I have a PRO-10).


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Aug 18, 2016 21:45 |  #20

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18099582 (external link)
If you are using Print Studio Pro have you taken advantage of the Pattern Prints?
I tend to use this on everything I print as I too find the outcome of very dense, oversaturated or night shots to get a bit muddy (I have a PRO-10).

I've used pattern prints for color issues but not for density; I'll look in to that.
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