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Old Jun 19, 2005, 8:38 PM   #1
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I have a Nikon 8700 and when I review my pics on the camera's led screen after I've taken the shot they look how I expect them to look. When I transfer them to my pc or look at them through the card reader the shots with the snow or skyappear much darker. Am I doing something wrong?

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Old Jun 19, 2005, 9:45 PM   #2
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You may not be doing anything wrong. The LCD on your camera is set to allow you to see the image outdoors. It is not supposed to match your computer screen. Use the histogram on your camera to determine if you have a correct exposure. If that doesn't give you a good monitor image, adjust your monitor.
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:37 AM   #3
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If you really want to, I bet you can darken the LCD display on the camera to more closely match your computer. I do this... it can make looking at the images hard some times (in harsh light) but I've found I get a better picture because I don't get an unrealistic expectation of how bright the shot will be.

Also, your computer monitor might be too dark. What is your goal with the pictures? Print? Web? Matching your computer monitor to a print isn't easy, but it is dooable. Matching it for others on the web is much harder because the other person's computer might have a dark monitor.

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