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26/07/2008 - 8:57 PM

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Recently, I've been taking photos of a drawing as I've worked through it. This has been quite a learning process, since pencil is shiney and very hard to photograph well!
As well as trying out different settings on my camera to see what the difference is, sorting out different lighting and angles, I've discovered something about my PC monitor.

The colours are wrong. O_O

When I desaturate the drawing completely (and since it's just a pencil drawing, it should look normal) it looks blue. I assumed that this was something to do with Photoshop Elements, and kept altering the colour of my photos until it looked right on my PC. However, today I tried printing off two versions, one 'my' greyscale, and one the computers, and realised that mine was slightly green. Which is a bit of a bummer (especially since I'm not shelling out for a majorly expensive calibrator), but I guess I can live with it, since my laptop seems the same...

But this made me think...and I was wondering (if you're still awake Wink), do my photos look alright colour wise? As long as they don't look too bad, I'm not going to worry about the colours.

Also, I only have one more Wales upload. After tomorrow I have a whole bunch of bugs to upload Grin

Tags: Calibration, Colour, Rachelmb, Screen


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