As the winds kicked up, and the blossoms swirled down to the ground from the Bradford Pear tree, I decided to capture some of those flowers in pictures, before they are all gone for the season.
So, I took Little Bear outside and we gathered flowers. Okay, I gathered blossoms, and he sniffed around, he is a dog after all!
Then I decided to take some flowers and print them for future inspirational reference. So I followed my camera manufacturer’s software and picked these two photos: (shown directly from the computer file)
When I went to print the first one, this is what I got: (shown from a scan of what printed)
Pretty, but what happened to my color? Where is that pure white that Bradford Pears are so known for? So I went snooping into the settings, and if I use the setting “managed by application” I get this: (again a scan of what printed)
Not too bad, curiousity aroused, I decided to try the setting “Adobe RBG” and this is what printed: (scan of print)
I’m not sure what I’ll do now. I like having just ONE software to use to take, process and print photo’s. I then use those photo’s not only to draw out my pattern, but also to choose my palette. Had I not been paying attention to what printed, or had I gone back later when the blossoms weren’t here on my desk and printed the picture, I probably would not have noticed this color change. And it’s a big change!
I don’t want to spend money on additional software right now. I do have Ulead’s PhotoImpact on my other computer, so maybe I’ll try that and see what happens with it. Or maybe I’ll just have to learn to work from the computer monitor and bypass the printing process.
Just food for thought when we’re taking photo’s of our work and then printing them to pictures.