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Old Jan 18, 2003, 6:25 PM   #1
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Default How does one calibrate monitor to photo image?

I just bought a new S9000 Canon inkjet printer. My prints keep coming out lighter than the photo on my monitor. Since this is my first photo printer, I am not use how to approach the problem. I could adjust the monitor, adjust photo shop, adjust the printer software settings. I need to calibrate my system some how, but I am not sure where to start.


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Old Jan 19, 2003, 3:13 AM   #2
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You can do a 'search' for 'monitor calibration' tools, but most really don't match what you see on your monitor to what you see on your prints. I can't vouch for this software, but I see it advertised a lot: go to http://www.displaymate.com
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There's was a sale last year for the Spyder:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0211/02...derspecial.asp
It's the best investment I think, and adjust you printer to match the monitor... Matching the monitor to the printer, like marcoangels said, will lead you to post wrong brightness/color pictures on the web or see different pictures from what other people have posted. (ie what looks right to you is wrong to other people or vice versa).

Are you PC or MAC because right there we already have two different gammas for the printer to deal with?
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