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Old Jan 16, 2010, 10:48 PM   #11
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I use Photoshop for my editing. As for the reddness of the butterfly, it looks fine in my monitor but your original has a very yellowish tone to the whole shot. Id be curious what others see --- yellow --- or red.
judging from the foliage, i think Bynx's color is more natural. the original was yellow for me too.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 11:33 PM   #12
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I use Photoshop for my editing. As for the reddness of the butterfly, it looks fine in my monitor but your original has a very yellowish tone to the whole shot. Id be curious what others see --- yellow --- or red.
I agree with your observation. I'm curious--I calibrated my laptop with Adobe Gamma, and it seems fine, at least nobody has said my pics were "off", is there another way, maybe on the web somewhere, to calibrate a monitor? I suspect the OP may have an out-of-calibration monitor..

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I agree with your observation. I'm curious--I calibrated my laptop with Adobe Gamma, and it seems fine, at least nobody has said my pics were "off", is there another way, maybe on the web somewhere, to calibrate a monitor? I suspect the OP may have an out-of-calibration monitor..

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Old Jan 17, 2010, 11:13 AM   #14
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Many laptops are hard to properly calibrate, either by eye or by device.

I tried one of the programs where you do the "calibration" by eye and couldn't get it right so I bought a Huey. That worked reasonably well with my large monitor but couldn't manage the laptop's monitor at all well. I finally gave up on it and bought a Spyder, which does much better. If you can adjust by something like Adobe Gamma, it'll save you money and always worth trying first.

PSE (Photoshop Elements) is definitely worth the cost - I can't emphasize the importance of having a decent photo software program enough. It costs less to buy PSE than it does to buy a tripod and you'll use it all the time. In my opinion, it will improve your photography far more than anything else in it's price-range.
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