Digital photos print as grainy 8bit images

By videobruce
Jan 21, 2004
  1. I have a Minolta 7hi camera using the largest image size and stored as a jpeg (lowest compression) and saved in the sRGB color space.
    They look fine on the LCD display, BUT look very grainy as a 8bit bitmap does (similar to the 2k splashscreen).
    I have tried 2 different programs to print the photo and the same thing.
    The printer is a HP 932 and I'm running 2k.

    Now, all other photos and images are and have been fine. Same program(s) same paper and settings with the same printer.

    Any ideas??
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 962

    There is an advanced setting in the printer properties (I'm not at home so my memory is a bit fuzzy) that allows the printer to print in photo mode. I've got the same printer and the same happened to me initially. I found this setting and use it whenever printing photos.

    Hope this helps.
  3. videobruce

    videobruce TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I'll try that, but why is it a problem with just these??
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 962

    Not sure....just maybe not defaulting to the proper setting. And, in hindsight, are you SURE you've got the settings right on the camera? Make sure they saved properly for you. Looking at them via the LCD can be a bit misleading at times.
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