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Old Dec 5, 2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

Can someone please help me. Do I need to calibrate my Mac OX S Leopard monitor? I have a Canon iP6600D printer and I am finding that a lot of my photos are coming out much darker that what appears on screen. I have a Spyder 2 but am hesitant to use it in case it messes up the colour altogether. I just need a little advice as to what is the best way to go about it or do I just adjust the images and leave well alone.

Hope someone has the knowledge to help.

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Old Dec 6, 2008, 3:07 AM   #2
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I only have Spyder2Express that allows me to calibrate my iMac and MacBook Pro's displays. The colour (after calibration) seems to be darker than default Apple value.

I don't think Spyder 2 will mess up any of your profiles, it simply creates a new profile for your machine.

(Sorry, I know nothing about printer calibration.)
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Hi Antony

Many thanks for your help. I might give my Spyder a go but if, as you say, the calibration seems to be darker than the default Apple value that it not quite what I want. Anyway many thanks for your help.

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I am not familiar with Apple equipment at all, but have seen a lot of complaints of dark prints from both PC and Mac users. The basic problem seems to be that the monitor brightness settings are too high. Apparently, they are set up with high brightness to make it easier to watch video.

If the colors are correct, and it is only the brightness which is a problem, you may be able to simply print a picture as it comes from the camera, and then adjust your monitor's brightness level to match the print.

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Hi Brian

Many thanks I will give it a go.

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