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Understanding Digital Cameras by Jon Tarrant

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CHAPTER 10

Printing Problems

In theory, desktop digital printing is completely straightforward. Simply connect the printer to the computer, or load a camera memory card in a stand-alone printer, select a picture and choose the print command. After a few moments a finished print will emerge. The problems start, however, when the print does not quite look how you hoped it would. One huge area of potential difficulty is colour management but that is discussed separately in Chapter 16, which is devoted to colour quality. More immediately addressed here are matters relating to other aspects of image quality, such as lines on the print, smudging and severe overall colour casts. These are things that apply particularly to inkjet printing: generally ...

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