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Dark pics on the computer

When I take pics with my P52 it looks great on the display but are REALLY dark when I download them to my computer. I'm using a flash, I've tried setting everything to auto, I've read my manual (granted, I don't think it has completely sunk in yet) and I can't figure it out. My neighbour has the DSC-P32 and he's having the same problems. I'm hoping this question hasn't been posted before, I looked but couldn't find anything that answered this. Thanks! Eryn

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Re: Dark pics on the computer

Well, I don't own this camera, I have a p10. The only other thing I can think of is the exposure compensation (ev) is set to a negative number. Try checking that, maybe set the ISO to auto also. That's all I can come up with, hope it helps.

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Re: Dark pics on the computer

Could it be that the display on your computer needs to be lighted up? I know some off the people here will hate this, but what I did was print out a picture on whatever paper I normally use, and then adjust the screen to match the prints. This way at least I know when I print, it should be about the right brightness and contrast.

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

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