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Friday, August 12, 2011
Printing Images.....Answers and Important Tips!!!
I have never had any "silkies" to work with and now will be buying a new printer to print some of my own images. I need to buy the most reasonably priced printer that will do a good job. I've read a little online, but kind of lost...do I need an inkjet or laser? Thank you so much for your help, Sandi W.
The most important things you can do are BEFORE you send the picture to the printer.
Whatever you are using look for the terms like Color Editing, Color Adjustment or Color Enhancement. It will vary with programs. At the left is the Color box from Microsoft Office Photo Manager. When you find that catagory the key thing you want to look for is the term "saturation" There is usually a little bar and an arrow you can slide either way.. see bottom of photo on left.
When you increase the saturation it intensifies the color already in the picture. Usually when you print you lose some of the color in the original and your printed version looks washed out... By increasing the saturation before you print you get a much stronger image with very good color even though the saturated view on your screen looks rather powerful.. On the left is the original photo in my file... I kept moving the arrow on the saturation scale until it is as high as it will go and that is on the far right.. Allowing for inevitable color drop in printing process the final print from saturated photo will equal or be better than original..