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When printing photos from PhotoshopElements 8 the iP4500 consistently distorts the colour that I select in PE8. For example, when I am printing a landscape it tends to diminish the green and present a redish cast. Can I get computer ( program) to communicate better with the printer? I haven't been able to find a way of doing this yet.

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  • pbur5745 Aug 23, 2010

    I've followed all the steps in this PSE tutorial and there are clear improvements in the program itself - ie. the picture looks much better. However, when I print on the iP4500 the problem I describe originally still persists - ie. there is a tinge of red where there should be green (more specifically some of the trees are green but more appear reddish. I've also had this photo printed by Kodak and that print doesn't have this fault. So, it seems to me to be the fault of the printer - perhaps a limitation of this particular model?? I don't know. Do you have any further comment or suggestion?

  • pbur5745 Aug 23, 2010

    I've printed using Windows Photo view and it's very close to PSE - slightly better. What can we conclude? The picture on the computer cannot be exactly replicated - perhaps this relates to pixals on the printing program?? perhaps the quality of the photo itself. Anyway, I'll have to work towards the secret over time. Your suggestions have been very helpful. Thanks!

  • pbur5745 Aug 23, 2010

    I've already posted a response. Cheers.

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I suggest you try color correction and try printing it again.
http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/elements/tone-color/
Let me know how it went so that we can troubleshoot further if required.

Sai.

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    eagle338 Aug 23, 2010

    I have a gut feeling that it is problem with printing in Photoshop. Did you try saving the image and printing in another image viewer/Processing program such as paint/Windows picture and fax viewer(if its windows) or iphoto(if you are using mac). Try it and let me know. That should help us isolate whether its a printer setting problem or photoshop- Canon pixma combo problem.

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    eagle338 Aug 23, 2010

    Yes its definitely a printing utility related problem. Perhaps we should start messing around with the RGB settings and reduce the red tone. Can you scan an image of a print that shows the problem clearly? Please upload it to imageshack.us and get me the direct link so that I can have a look.

    Sai.

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