2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 1:22 AM by Depict09 RSS

    why are my prints coming out too dark

    imageman2011

      i have epson printer p50, when i print off via epson easy-print ok, but when print off via lightroom too dark

        • 1. Re: why are my prints coming out too dark
          CSS Simon Community Member

          Is your monitor calibrated and profiled with a hardware device?  If not, all bets are off - it's always going to be a bit hit and miss as to how prints look compared to any particular program.  However, if you're not using colour management (with printer profiles) then here's one thing that may make Lightroom print more like Epson software.  When you print in LR, in the "Print Job" settings (bottom right of print module), try setting (in Color Management) the profile to sRGB (probably sRGB IEC61966-2.1).  First time, you'll probably have to choose "Other..." and find sRGB from a long list. 

           

          By default, LR sends images to the printer in ProPhoto colour space, and non-managed printer driver software often won't cope (resulting in dark desaturated prints).  Force LR to send the image in sRGB and it's more likely to be about right. 

           

          Also see http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/colour_management/prints_too_dark.html and http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/stuff/?p=1361

          • 2. Re: why are my prints coming out too dark
            Depict09

            This is helpful, but still a little dark... Printing from windows photo printing wizard is fine (Only that  can't adjust position of picture when zoom to fit), it's almost what I see on monitor that comes out, but it's just a little challenge with LR.. Anymore suggestions maybe? Thanks!