Photo prints come out with a greenish cast

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bo3b Johnsn, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Bo3b Johnsn

    Bo3b Johnsn Guest

    I'm using an HP5850 printer which had excellent photo printing under XP.
    After I switched to Vista, my photo prints are coming out with a strong
    greenish cast.

    The HP printer driver comes pre-installed with Vista, and is the 5650
    version (the same printer minus wireless).

    I've tried disabling the color matching and color profiles for the OS, the
    display, and the printer. I've tried various combinations of color profiles
    to no avail.

    The default color profile is the sRGB for the printer, which should be

    Curiously, printing upon normal paper comes out with the right colors. It
    appears to be only when I choose 4x6 photo printing, or perhaps photo paper
    that causes the problem.

    Any suggestions for why my photo printing would be bad?
    Bo3b Johnsn, Jan 6, 2008
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  2. Bo3b Johnsn

    Chuck Guest

    Perhaps your color settings are such that color compensation is applied
    twice, or incorrectly.
    Most of the consumer printers are sRGB by default.
    Unless you have the means to generate color correction files for your
    individual printer, the driver color compensation settings are generally
    left at the default settings.
    Chuck, Jan 7, 2008
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