poor pictures with Canon Rebel

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Stuart, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart Guest

    I recently bought the Canon Rebel (300D). The pictures seem fine on the
    screen and the histograms seems to indicate a reasonable exposure - they
    look good on the screen, but very disappointing when I transfer them onto my
    PC.

    All my images without exception need Adobe Photoshop (elements 2.0 )
    compensation for brightness and contrast before they look good.

    I expect something's wrong with my PC display settings. Any advice from the
    group?
     
    Stuart, Jun 10, 2004
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  2. Stuart

    John Tucker Guest

    Stuart,

    Your monitor could need calibrating. It's also not unusual to have to do
    some sort of adjustment in PS, PSP, etc. for the images to look their best.

    John
    Texas, USA
     
    John Tucker, Jun 10, 2004
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  3. Stuart

    Chuck Guest

    TO SHOW WE ALL CAN'T BE WRONG.I REST MY CASE.RGDS TO ALL
    Trollmeter = RED
     
    Chuck, Jun 10, 2004
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  4. Is this a change for you? Other cameras required no tweaking? Louise spends
    some quality computer time with most (maybe all, I don't keep track) of the
    images she took on her Rebel. I don't think it's unusual.
    I don't do windows, so I can't begin to give you any help on how to
    determine if your monitor needs to be calibrated nor on how to do it. I'd
    suggest a search on
    monitor calibration
    and see what turns up. It may be that your monitor is at fault. Or maybe
    not. Who can tell?
     
    Phil Stripling, Jun 10, 2004
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  5. Stuart

    Skip M Guest

    Have you tried physically printing them? If the prints look ok, then it's
    your monitor. I don't use the LCD for anything but to check composition, or
    to see if anyone moved. But my D30's screen is pretty useless unless viewed
    from straight on and in moderate to low light.
     
    Skip M, Jun 10, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    Be aware that the 300D & 10D have very bright & contrasty LCD panels, so
    you should never rely on them to judge exposure. OTOH, you can trust the
    histogram.
    Yes. Calibrate your monitor. If it's never been calibrated, you'll
    misjudge your processing, & end up with lousy photos.
     
    Lionel, Jun 10, 2004
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  7. Stuart

    Mark B. Guest

    TO SHOW WE ALL CAN'T BE WRONG.I REST MY CASE.RGDS TO ALL
    Seems to me you haven't said anything here. Why are you shouting?

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Jun 10, 2004
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  8. Stuart

    Alan D-W Guest

    TO SHOW WE ALL CAN'T BE WRONG.I REST MY CASE.RGDS TO ALL
    Who the hell are you?
     
    Alan D-W, Jun 10, 2004
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