(Closed) Colors looking different on different screens. Issues?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@gramgeek:  My TV screen does this too.  In my experience, it is not a true representation of the colors.  I think most TV’s today are programmed to have really bright colors… maybe this is why.  But I definitely would say that if you get the photos printed, they will look closer to the computer than the TV… though it depends on where you print them too.  All monitors, screens, and printers have slightly different ideas about how to display the individual color values… this can be confusing.  My advice is either to print photos through your photog (as they can optimize the colors to print properly right from the start) or just get some small tester prints done to see how they look before making any enlargements.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Unless all of your screens (computer, laptop, tv monitor) are all callibrated the same way, the colours & brightness will look differently. 

If you’re worried that the files aren’t “warm” enough, express this to your printer before printing and they should be able to show you on their screen how the photos will look when printed. If they appear too “cold” ask them to alter the images by warming them up (adding some yellow and red and possibly boosting the saturation). I take all of my files to Costco here in Ontario and they are good about “proofing” what the images will look like before I order prints. And they will usually make slight adjustments if I ask them to! 

Hope that helps! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@gramgeek:  I’m not sure anyone really answered your question, but in my experience with digital files and most printing companies (in the absence of a calibrated monitor which is obviously best) Apple has the best color, so your iphone would probably be most accurate of the devices you listed. If you have an ipad even better. Hope that helps!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Every single screen will show things differently. More than likely, your color/picture settings on the tv are set to “vibrant” or something like that. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Send some to print, and then you’ll see how they really are.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@PassionatePhotoLady:  Agreed.

 

My pictures look bright on the TV and I have a soft muted tone post style. They look like they are supposed to on my IPhone & monitor.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I freaking hate the over-saturated TV screens. I sell high end TVs and home theater equipment, and it’s a total joke with everyone I work with that customers are always like, “Well, CLEARLY the LED is better – just look at how sharp it is and how bright the colors are! That plasms is so washed out and not as good, why would anyone buy those?!” Reality: LEDs and LCDs (you have a Toshiba, so it’s definitely one of the two) are way, way, way over-saturated. They insert tons of extra red and blue – they’re not more clear in any way, the human eye is just drawn in by contrast. The manufacturers know that, so they have all the retailers put the TVs on their brightest setting (usually vivid or dynamic). The plasma is actually an accurate representation of colors.

Bleh, okay, rant over! Sorry, lol. Obviously what I’m trying to say is that yes, it’s totally normal for your pictures to look way different on different screens, especially when it comes to your TV. You can go into your TV settings and change the picture mode, even on an LED/LCD, to get more accurate colors. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@gramgeek:  They tend to look orange on TV too! lol iPhone/ipad/mac screens will show the best colors. 🙂

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