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16-01-11, 02:22 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Herts
I don't really understand the problem.
I use a laptop for some image manipulation, & I use it in different conditions, yesterday I was using it in a football stadium outdoors, this afternoon I'm using it in a shed with no windows & subdued lighting & later I might use it in the living room with all the lights & TV on.
If your camera is set up Ok then all you would normally need to do to an image is a little boost of contrast & some sharpening & then it should be good to go to your printer. You should be able to manage this in most situations where you use a laptop.
It's not the brightness of the laptop screen which determines how your photo prints out, it's the relationship between the digital image & the printer.
You shouldn't need to colour correct your image depending on where your laptop is. Your image is static, you just need to discover an ideal state in which your laptop screen matches your printout, once you have that you can trust your laptop to reproduce it.
I'm struggling to understand the problem - what are you photographing that you need to colour correct & why aren't you using the camera to do this, if it's required at all?
Film photography is only simpler because the photographer generally is removed from the development & printing process, with digital you do all the processes, they're both difficult if you don't understand the techniques required.
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