My screen colors don't match my printed colors, help!

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Doug Greenberg, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Hello,
    I am a beginner when it comes to using Photoshop. In fact, I only
    use Photoshop Elements and I'm pretty new even at using this more modest
    program. My current problem is that when I print digital photos,
    particularly those involving skin tones, what I get from my HP 930c printer
    is never quite the same as what I see on my monitor. The finished printed
    photos seem most often to be lacking in reds and in saturation overall. So
    I go to the "enhance" menu and I add more red and increase saturation. What
    I end up with on the screen looks ghastly, but by overcompensating in this
    manner I can (usually, and with some trial and error) get a satisfactory
    printed version.

    It would be preferable (much) if I could somehow adjust what I have on the
    screen to match what I am getting from the printer. I know that there is a
    way to do this, but I can't seem to figure it out.

    I see stuff in the "help" section that deals with "color profiles," but I
    confess that I find it baffling.

    What feature(s) of Photoshop Elements should I be using, and how?

    Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice.
    Doug Greenberg, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. Doug Greenberg

    Greg Guest

    Try going to Edit -> Color Settings -> and then make sure that Color
    Management is turned off. Worked for me.
    Greg, Nov 5, 2003
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    studmeister Guest

    studmeister, Nov 5, 2003
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