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    Posted: 27 Mar 2013 at 5:30am
Hi,

I bought a PIXMA MG8250 and when I print straight from the camera without any editing using the printer's in-built card port the photos come out pretty much like they are displayed, however, when I print via photoshop or lightroom they came out with the wrong colours (ie temp was colder and tint was greener!) so I changed the colour management to be controlled by Photoshop and change the colour profile to a Canon profile and now the prints are more like the edited photos but a lot darker. I'm guessing this has to do with the monitor brightness which I will look at next.

My question is regarding color profiles. When I added the device to my PC, it added a number of different colour profiles!

Which is best and which do you use? Why did it install so many profiles?

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G'day Nams,

When printing from Photoshop / Lightroom, dont select the printer profile, but make sure that the application decides the print profile. Otherwise you will end up with a lot of wasted paper and inks.

Oh, when doing your test prints, use small paper, so that the amount of ink used is minimal. Then when you are happy with the results, then print at the size preferred.

Sometimes the printer drivers want to take over the process and this is what makes all the colours wrong.

BTW. I get my inks from B&H as the full set is less than 1/2 of that here in AU, even at wholesale.

Where are you situated, as there might be someone here who might be close by may be able to assist, or can direct you to getting the results your after.

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Cheers Craig!

I'm in Perth WA... I read somewhere that the difference between colour saturation has to do with my screen brightness which turn out to be true. My brightness was set rather high so I reduced it and tried again... and guess what? the prints came out much much better! Next toy will have to be a screen calibration tool

I paid around $130 for ink set from OfficeWorks. How much are you getting them for?

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