Match print to screen aarrgghh !

By vale46
Feb 24, 2008
  1. Hi all,

    PLEASE can anyone help me ?

    I have paintshop pro 6 and photoshop and a canon pixma ip3000

    Now, i cant for the life of me get the bloody thing to print a picture exactly how i see it on the this normal ?

    I have tried everything, different ink, different paper settings (if i lie to it and tell it i'm using matte or glossy i get different results) i've tried vivd settings etc etc etc !!

    All i want to do is print the picture i am looking at on the that too much to ask ? :(

    I know there is probably a million parameters but can anyone please offer any advice.

    Thanks for reading my rant ;)

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uhm.. And what exactly is wrong? The mouse cursor isn't there? The colours are off? The picture is the wrong size? It prints some other picture instead?
  3. vale46

    vale46 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160


    prints arent as vibrant, they are too dark, not as colourfull !

    I have tried upping the gamma, and colour etc but its just a hit and miss, and its getting expensive wasting glossy photo paper and ink !
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well.. They will never be as colorful if you have a monitor with a glossy screen and all the "punchy" effects turned on. Paper doesn't glow like computer displays do.

    I can't look at your monitor and your prints so I can't really judge how much colour you are missing.

    Maybe have one of you photos done in a real photo lab on glossy paper and see how it turns out?
  5. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    it's the same difference between paper and slides
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