I have turned off the color management on the R2000 and set Elements 10 to optimize for prints. I am trying to get WYSIWYG. This is complicated by a new LG Flatron IPS235 monitor. It is supposed to have the best factory calibrated color and Fry's Electronics said that it would be the truest, full range color. I have tried changing the mode to sRGB, photo mode, and user mode and the prints are always too dark. I would appreciate any help I can get. I am a scrapbooker working on photos of my world travel bucket list. At the rate I am going, I will kick the bucket before I get any photos printed. THANKS!
In addition to what hatstead said, are you making sure the right print settings are selected? (e.g., If you're printing on Epson's Photo Glossy paper, it *has* to be selected as the paper type via Epson's print management interface.)
I recalibrated my monitor, but the prints continued to be dark. The answer seems to be taking the color control preference out of Photoshop 10 and letting the printer handle the color. This goes against everything I have read about being sure that Photoshop controls the color. The Epson R2000 is doing its job and the results seem to be consistent with the lighting conditions of the early morning safari. I have a little more tweaking to do, but thanks to both of you for your help.
This goes against everything I have read about being sure that Photoshop controls the color.
Well, one can't believe eveything one reads. This problem comes up now and then on the forum pages, and we have been recommending to have the printer manage color, certainly not both PSE and the printer.
I have Epson and Lexmark printers, and I have it set up to let the printer manage color.
Works well on both units.
Thanks for getting back to us.
If there is a "16 bit" option in the Epson controls, try turning it off.
Apparently enabling that control breaks the color mangement code in the Epson driver.
Letting Photoshop control color is more accurate, but sometimes runs into bugs in the printer driver code (like the 16 bit switch).
Letting the printer control color is easier, but far less accurate and leaves your images subject to whatever secret sauce the printer driver wants to apply to them (which can vary between images!).