Hi, posting the question below for a colleague... maybe some of you can help? Thanks.
I have a problem here which I hope "Photoshoppers" could help me out.
I just got back some prints from shop of images that I took using my digital camera. Initially, I thought they were good, till I opened the files again at home. Then I suddenly realized the colors were disappointingly different. The images I see on screen were so much more vivid and also somewhat sharper and brighter than the prints.
I used Adobe Gamma to calibrate my screen and also attach an ICC profile before I sent the images on a CD to the shop. Are these insufficient? Do I need to calibrate my screen to the shop's colors and brightness/contrast?
If so, I just realized the unpleasant side of digital photography, despite its many advantages over films!!! I mean, what if I need to print from my home photo printer? Then I got to re-calibrate? And if I send to another shop, it's another re-calibration?! I also realized that the files I open in a different photo-editing software other than Photoshop on the same computer, eg ArcSoft2000, yielded slightly different colors. Also, if I open the files on another computer, the colors and contrast are different!!!
Sigh.... Would appreciate any good help from all of u.