A&P pics on comp seem darker than they are..

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  1. boibleu22

    boibleu22 Active Member

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    i noticed this when i was looking at pictures from various vacations i've taken.. (canon 300d) the pics look great on the camera screen, but when transfered to the computer, they came out MUCH darker than i had originally thought...

    but after i took them to go get printed at wolf camera, they came out looking like i had expected them too. what gives? my monitor is on its brightest settings, and i cant think of anything else that would make the pictures appear darker than they really are..
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    sounds lik eyou need to calibrate your screen like a certain photosbygram
     
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    Now, it's one of the viruses that reside in the USB cable.
    There should be a fix out for this. Google it.
     
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    the thing is, after i transfer the images to the computer, i transfer the supposed 'defected' images to a cd and print from the cd..
     
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    Honestly, I think this is not entirely a calibration problem, it could be, but here's my thought.

    Rule #1: never trust your LCD. Trust the histogram. Despite what you see on the LCD, one of the most common problems with new(ish) DSLR users is expecting to be able to get accurate exposures from the LCD which itself is highly variable. If all your photos are consistently underexposed when using matrix metering in predictable (well lit) scenarios - your camera needs fixing. Some of the older D100 and D70's needed a constant +3 EV, and the same may be true of your camera. When you take a picture, check the histogram, learn to read it properly. Adjust EV as necessary, shoot again, learn how your camera behaves, make it do what YOU want.

    Rule #2: Camera stores post-process your images automatically unless instructed not to do so, or to use your colorspace settings and modifications. So if you sent their consumer services a blatantly underexposed image, they will correct it before sending it back - this makes the average user very happy as all their photos will look great, but confuse the heck out of you since they look dark in the original files. You always wonder how people could get pretty decently exposed pictures from point and shoot film cameras 99% of the time - no skill involved? The photolab does all the automated work, even a lot of the print-it-yourself digital kiosks do this.

    Rule #3: Don't forget rule number 1.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    the fact that you can change the lcd brightness setting in the camera should be a clue that it isn't always accurate :coolugh:

    the histogram will only change based on your exposure and the scene you're shooting :coolugh:
     
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    I bet hash brown's dick is getting smaller every time he reads one of your posts. :mamoru:
     
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    Why would that be? He pretty much can say everything I can in half as many words. We're all here for the same reason....

    To hold hands and sing Kumbaiya...and talk about photography.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    while yours gets larger everytime you see a twelve year old ?
     
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    LOL at changing the topic.
     
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    Negatory.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    you brought up the penises
     
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    You prefer a different campfire song?
     
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    But you switched the topic.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    calibrate your monitor what's the problem here :hsughw:

    1) what's the brightness on your camera LCD? maybe too high?
    2) calibrate your monitor
    3) are you sure wolf isn't adjusting your photos for you? a lot of places will correct digital images before printing lol
     
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    the fact that the exposures look different at different angles should tell you that the LCD isn't always acucurate :hsughw:
     
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    cool. other than the few random post about peniseseses, thanks.
     

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