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Prints look different from PC.

Any idea what causes the prints to look so different from PC. Was it the touch ups that were performed? Or maybe the exp I was using? Or all the digital cameras pictures have a bit of noise when printing? Maybe KODAK machine? This is my first Digital camera, therefore the only pics. I can compare it to the ones from a regular camera.

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If all else fails, try http://www.shutterfly.com - I've gotten *excellent* printing results from them with images from my FZ1, way beyond 8X10 sizes. At Shutterfly, and others also, I'm sure, you can do some tweaking of color balance, and crop, on-line, after your image is uploaded before ordering prints.

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Like in film, most in-store (or if they use outside print houses) operates on a default settings/automatic mode which may not necessarily match individual image settings. Tweaking individual batch of order is just not economically feasible. As one has pointed out, better to use those newer print houses that specializes in digital images or other print store until you find more pleasing results. If you use online storage/site, they usually have printing services and results are much better.

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I had that exact same problem. Photos look great on my monitor but when I had them printed at Wal Mart on the Kodak machine they look very dark and noisey. Then had them printed at their one hour photo and they look quite a bit better but still a little dark. Had the same pictures processed on line with Ofoto and they turned out great. So you may want to try another machine or place and see if you get different results. And like the other post also check your monitor settings.

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Just a guess but I imagine your monitor needs adjusted, here is a link http://www.normankoren.com/... ...akingfineprints1A.html#Monitor_test_pattern If you do a search here for monitor calibration you will find lots of opinions. Usually the printed version looks better than the monitor shows. It is my guess that you are sharpening way to much to make it look good on your monitor. All monitors are different , which is one reason when you send someone a picture that you really think is terrific only to find that they don't think much of it. Maybe since you have the Kodak version you could adjust your monitor to look like it, that way when you edit you will not overdo it.

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