How come the picture on my screen does not match what prints from my printer?

by on January 29, 2009

Q: I am having color issues with Photoshop Elements 6.0, Kodak All-In-One printer, and my Nikon d80 photos. The picture on my computer screen is completely different than the one that comes out of the printer. How can I fix this?


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    You need to color calibrate your monitor. There are a number of ways to do this, ranging from free software to special hardware.

    What model monitor do you have?

     
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    i have a dell inspiron 1521 with windows vista

     
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    Okay, at the basic and free level you can just print a photo out and manually adjust your monitor under the image on the monitor matches your print out.

    However, since you’re running around with a D80, you’ll probably be interested in a hardware based calibration system.

    Two of the major products in this arena are made by ColorVision & Pantone.

     
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