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    All my photos are under exposure when displayed in Adobe Lightroom or CS3 but the exposure are just nice when I previewed in camera LCD. Anyone encountered this problem before?

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    That's not a problem and it has been brought up many times. You just have to learn more about exposure to realise that the camera lcd is possibly, the worst thing you can use to judge your photos. Do a search on histogram.

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    the camera monitor is not accurate, check histogram for judge your exposure.
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    Default Re: Different Exposure in Camera LCD & Adobe photoshop

    After shooting with DSLR for 1 year, I rely on the camera LCD for preview of the final picture and composition, histogram for exposure.

    The quality of the camera LCD was not as high resolution as our computer/mac monitor, thus the colour shown on the camera LCD was different.
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    but the different is too obvious, it's about 2 or 3 stop different btw camera LCD and photoshop.

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    aiyo... u know u can tune down your monitor brightness or tune up your kcd brightness and its all solved!

    brightness, or more correctly black level, is subjective to the settings of your screen. the only way to know if its a good exposure is to read the histogram. den adjust your screen to correctly lit the picture to fill the histogram. too confusing?

    print a copy of the photo. den calibrate your monitor to look exactly the same as your printed photo. then you will get as close as u can get to your prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    print a copy of the photo. den calibrate your monitor to look exactly the same as your printed photo. then you will get as close as u can get to your prints.
    I don't think that's a good idea. Who says that the printer is neutral in printing colors? Calibrate the monitor: YES. But use calibration tools. Once the monitor is displaying everything in neutral way you can start judging pictures and editing them. A simple start is the software tool "Monitor Calibration Wizard". Hardware tools are more expensive but more accurate. TS may chose what he needs and what he likes to spend.
    Calibrating your printer is a second topic. There are many tutorials in the net about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    I don't think that's a good idea. Who says that the printer is neutral in printing colors? Calibrate the monitor: YES. But use calibration tools. Once the monitor is displaying everything in neutral way you can start judging pictures and editing them. A simple start is the software tool "Monitor Calibration Wizard". Hardware tools are more expensive but more accurate. TS may chose what he needs and what he likes to spend.
    Calibrating your printer is a second topic. There are many tutorials in the net about that.
    well if the printer is more inclined to print a certain colour. and if you calibrate your monitor to as close as that colour, den edit your photos to become more neutral, wouldn't that solve the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    well if the printer is more inclined to print a certain colour. and if you calibrate your monitor to as close as that colour, den edit your photos to become more neutral, wouldn't that solve the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    well if the printer is more inclined to print a certain colour. and if you calibrate your monitor to as close as that colour, den edit your photos to become more neutral, wouldn't that solve the problem?
    Not at all. You screw up the colors completely.
    You have to be neutrally calibrated at all stages to get a proper result at the end of each stage. Using your idea could maybe result in a print that looks ok but you could never use your digitally edited pictures for anything else since they are not neutral.
    Let's assume your printer gives too much blue into the pictures while printing. According your idea you would adjust the monitor to show more blue. During the editing you would tone down all blue in the picture so that the printer will give a normal print. But what if you want to publish your picture in the web or you want to have it printed somewhere else? Then you have a picture with a shifted blue level which will look awful on all other monitors and prints - except yours.
    The reference for colors must be a neutral one. This is the purpose of calibrating monitors, printers and other equipment that handles colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Not at all. You screw up the colors completely.
    You have to be neutrally calibrated at all stages to get a proper result at the end of each stage. Using your idea could maybe result in a print that looks ok but you could never use your digitally edited pictures for anything else since they are not neutral.
    Let's assume your printer gives too much blue into the pictures while printing. According your idea you would adjust the monitor to show more blue. During the editing you would tone down all blue in the picture so that the printer will give a normal print. But what if you want to publish your picture in the web or you want to have it printed somewhere else? Then you have a picture with a shifted blue level which will look awful on all other monitors and prints - except yours.
    The reference for colors must be a neutral one. This is the purpose of calibrating monitors, printers and other equipment that handles colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highspeed View Post
    All my photos are under exposure when displayed in Adobe Lightroom or CS3 but the exposure are just nice when I previewed in camera LCD.
    This is impossible. Exposure occurs when you release the shutter. No matter what processing you do, it cannot change the exposure in retrospective.

    Maybe you mean that the brightness of the processed image seems to differ? That has nothing to do at all with exposure.

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