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| p.1 #1 · Lightroom 4.1 printing problems / help please |
Is anyone having trouble printing from the LR4 or 4.1 Print module?
With a satisfactory image on my monitor I go to the print module in LR4.1 and the print comes out dark and without the color saturation shown on the monitor. This is especially frustrating because I am using Dell's U2410 monitor (fairly new); it came with the factory calibration report. Anyway the colors match just fine. Matt K. from Kelby Training tutorial said LR allowed for this problem by adding a brightness and contrast slider in the print module, and that he usually bumps them up to about 20 to achieve the brightness and color richness shown on his monitor. I've bumped the sliders up to 82 and 84 respective to brightness and contrast and still get rather dull lack luster prints (yes I'm using epson paper, coordinated with that paper setting on my epson printer, and set to photoshop handles color).
I've since gone back to printing from CS5 and immediately the rich color is back, but the brightness needs to be bumped up a bit. Also CS5 is not as friendly to work with the borders.
I would prefer not to have to edit out of lightroom if possible. Am I donig something wrong, or just go ahead and print from CS5? But what about the whole concept of a calibrated monitor, and getting on the print the image you see on the monitor?
Does anyone have any suggestions or help? Thanks.