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Old Dec 19, 2003, 3:11 PM   #1
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Default Questions re: EXIF and PIM w/ photo printing


I've been shooting with the Canon 10D for about 8 months and I own an Epson 2200 and Canon i950 printer. I've always noticed that when opening the picture in photoshop the images looked a lot more dull than what I thought I was shooting when I was viewing on the little LCD, but I figured it was just a brightness difference or something with the screen...

Well recently I just downloaded the P.I.M. II plugin for photoshop that Epson provides, and while the Canon 10D supports not PIM but EXIF, the plugin will open EXIF enabled images. Anyways, the difference in the way the image appears on screen is AMAZING! When opened through the Epson provided PIM II Photoshop plugin the image looks a lot more what I originally intended...colors more saturated, brighter, etc. I've always fixed these drawbacks in photoshop but I was wondering if anyone can lend me some info on what exactly is going on here and if this is something they've experienced. Thanks a lot.

To give you an idea how extreme a difference there is in the opened file, here is the same image side by side, one opened using the PIM plugin for photoshop and one opened regularly in photoshop. The blues and greens are so much better in my opinion on the left, better saturation, not much editing required on my part at all. Astounding! (excues the spelling error in the image, lol)

-Paul Escandon
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Old Dec 19, 2003, 10:05 PM   #2
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It is good to hear you are now very happy with the results you are getting now...that is an incredible camera.

Its too bad Adobe didn't include EXIF tag reading in their recent versions but your situation really shows how big of a difference those EXIF tags make in an image when it comes time to view, edit or print.
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