Prints dark/yellow

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22 Sep, 2018 10:35 PM

I am working with a Canon eos t3, and the images are a brown/yellow when printing. They look good on my screen before printing. Does this have something to do with the camera settings?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John Wu on 22 Sep, 2018 11:05 PM

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    It sounds like an issue with your printer.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 23 Sep, 2018 02:03 AM

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    your problem is maybe your low on color ink this is a printer issue not a spark booth issue.

  3. 3 Posted by Brandy on 24 Sep, 2018 12:37 AM

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    I have switched printers twice now, so I don’t think it’s that. What settings do you maybe suggest for my camera?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John Wu on 24 Sep, 2018 04:25 AM

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    Why do you think it is the camera? Can you include one of the saved layouts
    that is printing off color and a scan of one of the print outs?

  5. 5 Posted by Brandy on 24 Sep, 2018 01:08 PM

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    I believe it's in the camera settings somewhere, because I have tried printing on 3 different printers, and they all do the same thing. And when I keep adjusting the settings on the program and on the camera then either the live view gets really dark, really bright, and then sometimes green, and when I do that it will print black, dark brown, yellow/brown, yellow. I don't understand why it looks good on my laptop and the monitor in the booth, but so badly when printing.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 24 Sep, 2018 01:34 PM

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    Please attach one of the pictures taken from the camera. Not a scanned print, one taken directly from the Sparkbooth saved photos directory.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 24 Sep, 2018 01:48 PM

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    ok wait let narrow this down lets start from the start open your saved folder does the saved picture looks bad

  8. 8 Posted by Brandy on 24 Sep, 2018 02:17 PM

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      I will have to send a picture this evening, I'm currently not at home.

    And when I open the saved pictures they look fine. There have been many times when I get the picture how i want it too look on the screen, but it looks bad when it's printed.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 24 Sep, 2018 02:33 PM

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    if it looks good when the program takes it then its your printer just think of it this way if you open the folder and it looks great on the monitor means your camera is set right if it was the camera the saved picture will look bad one think that people overlook when your using a printer you need to download the printers driver from the printer website sometime people connect there printer and window says drivers have been downloaded that not true that's just the generic drivers that lets your computer operate with window. what printer are you using and did you download the true drivers from the printers website

  10. 10 Posted by Brandy on 24 Sep, 2018 02:47 PM

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    I have used 2 Canon Pixma IP100 printers, and now I have hooked up an HP Deskjet 3700. I just used the HP printer last week, because I had pictures on my phone and even scanned pictures with the HP and printed and those turned out fine.

  11. 11 Posted by Brandy on 24 Sep, 2018 02:54 PM

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    And yes, downloaded the software directly from the website for both printers. I will try again this evening when I get home and try attaching some of the images after printed.

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Joe Connell on 24 Sep, 2018 02:57 PM

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    If the saved images look good on the computer and
    when you print them, they look bad, it is an issue with your printer(s).

    As Jorge stated, you need to go to the Printer company
    web site and download the current drivers for your printer(s)

    There is NOTHING you can do in the software that will fix what is causing this.

    Also is we ask you (1-2-3-4) times to send a sample
    of what is saved and a Scan print copy and you do not send it...
    we are running blind and have no way of seeing what you see.

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 24 Sep, 2018 03:01 PM

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    Brandy believe me its not your camera if it was your camera the saved pictures will look bad but you said they look good we stand by our finds that your problem is the printer.

  14. 14 Posted by Brandy on 24 Sep, 2018 04:11 PM

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      I am not with the booth at the moment so this evening when I am able to send a picture to show, I will.

    I do have another question... can the popup that I’m getting saying my firmware needs updated have anything to do with this??

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Joe Connell on 24 Sep, 2018 04:17 PM

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    When you get back, send us a screen shot (cell phone photo or screen capture) of that pop up so we can advise what it is about... many times other programs on the computer will pop up messages that have nothing to do with the software you are currently using. So we would need to see this pop up message to advise.

  16. 16 Posted by Brandy on 25 Sep, 2018 02:52 PM

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    I have attached some images.

  17. Support Staff 17 Posted by John Wu on 25 Sep, 2018 03:23 PM

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    Did you turn on the Sepia filter? Press ctrl-2 to display camera settings,
    and check the Effect setting.

  18. Support Staff 18 Posted by John Wu on 25 Sep, 2018 03:35 PM

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    Can you also include the saved jpeg of that print out, so we can compare?

  19. Support Staff 19 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 25 Sep, 2018 03:51 PM

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    all I see here is not proper lighting what lighting are you using

  20. Support Staff 20 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 25 Sep, 2018 04:00 PM

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    to properly set up your camera here is a handy video that works with all photo booth software

  21. 21 Posted by Brandy on 25 Sep, 2018 05:38 PM

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    It i set on color setting.

    Sent from my iPhone

  22. Support Staff 22 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 25 Sep, 2018 05:53 PM

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    you didn't answer my question what lighting are you using

  23. John Wu closed this discussion on 19 Oct, 2018 06:45 PM.

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