Mike, by "machine" I am referring to your laptop. No disrespect intended.
There are calibration tools available. Check with local vendor, or on-line at Amazon.
If you google:"How to calibrate laptop computers", you will get many hits, such as this:
You said that this is a recent problem - does that mean that you have download 7D images in the past which didn't have the colour problem?
If so, what do they now look like if you display a photo which was OK in the past?
Have you tried viewing the images using Canon's Zoombrowser?
Are you downloading JPG or RAW images?
Just a few ideas to try to help determine where the problem could be.
Thanks for your reply.
I have had the 7d for 4 years or more.
The images downloaded before from the 7d, we're ok and still look ok, it is only in the past month this has happened and it is not with every image it is intermittent. Some are clear then others on the same shoot have the problem. It is even more exaggerated when printed.
I have tried Zoom browser and it is less evident on there but still shows.
I am shooting both with Raw & Jpeg and I think it shows in both.
Being a mean Scotsman I grudge having paid for Photoshop Elements and not getting the good of it.
I have tried Adobe on line but no luck and they ask me to pay for an annual contract before they will give me technical support, which is about £100.
I appreciate your assistance and any further help.
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If the older 7D images and some of the new images look OK, I doubt if it is a monitor calibration issue.
Have you tried different cards?
Do you download direct from the camera or use a card reader?
The one thing that I don't like is that the JPG & RAW both shows signs of colour problems since the JPG is created by the camera and the RAW image is processed by PSE.
Since you have had the 7D much longer than I have, you probably know the various settings & controls better than me.
Which version of the firmware in the camera are you using and have updated it recently?
Sorry, it is all questions
I need to update my firmware, I hadn't noticed that 2.0.3 was out until I asked you the question.
When you download an image and have the colour problem, have you tried deleting it from PSE and downloading it again?
Do you have any accounts like dropbox where you could upload a faulty image to so that I can download it and see what it looks like on my system?
I would normally suggest using a card reader in order to eliminate the camera/PC link. Have you tried using windows to copy the image from the camera to the hard drive and then look at the image inPSE?
Have you tried a different cable?
From your comment that Zoombrowser tends to show the colour problem, it sounds more like something is affecting the download of the images. It could be a hardware problem or the PSE dowloader.