Digital Imaging and Computers Forum

Digital Imaging and Computers Forum This forum is for discussing digital photo processing, including RAW image conversion, Photoshop techniques, digital photography workflow, digital image management, and anything else related to digital image processing.
Digital Photography Software Guide >>
Read and Write Photography Software Reviews >>
Read and Write Photo Printer Reviews >>
Computer Reviews >>
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member mn shutterbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    SW MN
    Posts
    2,386

    Problems with Elements

    I recently acquired a desktop PC from a cousin. I installed Photoshop Elements 3.0 and Paintshop Pro X, among other programs. I decided I'd start using this PC for editing my photos, instead of my laptop. I even bought a monitor calibrator for it. This weekend, I shot a few pics of my grandson, with my Panny P & S. I copied them to my PC and opened them in Elements. The colors looked good, but everything was blotchy, especially the face. I figured it was my camera, since I hadn't used it for awhile. I them opened the photos in PSP, and they looked fine. I tried a couple other photos I had on the PC, and the same thing happened. They look lousy in Elements and great in PSP. I then compared the photos on my laptop. They look fine in both programs. I proceeded to uninstall and reinstall Elements, and it didn't make any difference. I compared the settings between the 2 computers and couldn't find any difference. My first thought was that maybe I had the program set to index color instead of RGB. It was almost the same affect. The photos print out fine, just look crappy. I'm perplexed.
    Mike
    www.specialtyphotoandprinting.com
    Canon 30D X 2, Canon 100-400L, Thrift Fifty, Canon 18-55 IS 3rd generation lens plus 430 EX II flash and Better Beamer. :thumbsup:

  2. #2
    Senior Member Medley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    Posts
    919

    Re: Problems with Elements

    The only thing I can think of is to make sure that Elements isn't setting the monitor's resolution to a lower setting as a preference. Doesn't seem likely, but it would account for the difference.

    - Joe U.
    I have no intention of tiptoeing through life only to arrive safely at death.

  3. #3
    Senior Member mn shutterbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    SW MN
    Posts
    2,386

    Re: Problems with Elements

    That wasn't the problem, but at least it prompted me to recheck my settings. The monitor was set at 16 bit color. Once I changed it to 32 bit, it looked great. However, I still find it strange that it looked good in PSP at 16 bit. Thanks for the nudge.
    Mike
    www.specialtyphotoandprinting.com
    Canon 30D X 2, Canon 100-400L, Thrift Fifty, Canon 18-55 IS 3rd generation lens plus 430 EX II flash and Better Beamer. :thumbsup:

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •