Determine if Your Prints are Too Dark in Lightroom 3


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Are your prints too dark?

In order to create high-quality and accurate prints, we need to have a well color-managed workflow. And what that means is we need to have a good monitor profile. We then need to work on our images, send them to our desktop printer tagged with a profile for particular paper type for that particular printer. Yet, in spite of many of our best efforts, many times, our prints come out too dark. In fact, recently I was speaking at a conference on Lightroom, and there were a few hundred photographers in the audience, and I asked those photographers, how many of you find that your prints come out too dark? 90% of the audience raised their hand. Now why is that? Well, what happens is is that we were really used to seeing images on bright monitors.

And there is something that happens in that process. We have a monitor which is really bright, the image illuminated from light behind it. We then send that to a printer. The image is created via ink. It comes out too dark. Well, there are two schools of ...

Are your prints too dark?
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Are your prints too dark? provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques

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Photography
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Lightroom
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