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Why do pictures taken with my digital cameras nearly always look too dark when viewed through my computer although they look fine on the cameras screen

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It's usually just a matter of calibration between your camera's LCD and your computer monitor. The default settings on your camera's screen should be pretty close to accurate. Your monitor could be lighter or darker, depending on many factors, such as your preferences, or out-of-the-box settings. The best bet is to adjust your computer monitor to closeley match your camera's LCD.

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