I have had several Blurb books printed and all are a bit darker than how the images were edited in LightRoom. I use a calibrated display and my own printing is fine. Indeed disappointing to spend $70 on a book and it is not up to the standard expected.
Problem with pictures
I just got a book I made. I was very disappointed with the colors. The pictures are very dark in general compared to the pdf version.
I was very happy with the first book I made with Blurb. This time the result is very disappointing.
Did Blurb change its way of producing books?
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I have just received my latest book, today, having used Blurb for the past 4 years. The pictures in my book also seem to be underexposed and are disappointing. I have used the same camera and software as in previous years so wonder if Blurb have made changes to the way they produce the books. This latest book is not up to the standard I expect.
I have the same problem with my Blurb book. Paid 66$ for a book as a grift and I cant give this book, almost all the pictures are too dark. Have not changed the software or the camera I normally use. In general the pictures don't reflect the mood I want as the colors are too dark.
Blurb was kind enough to print my book again for free. Unfortunately the result was exactly the same. The pictures are too dark and lots of nuances disappear.
Can anyone suggest a good alternative?
I have the same problem with my Blurb books - pictures look dark, dull, underexposed although they seemed perfect on screen. I spent >£200 on my books but the results are very disappointing...
Hi all. If you feel your images printed too dark, or just not as they should have, please contact customer support and we'll be happy to investigate. We can't troubleshoot individual cases here in the forums but we can do so via support.
We haven't changed the digital presses we use--we still use industry-standard HP Indigos--but the press isn't always the cause of dark images. The difference between a brightly-lit/back-lit monitor, and the same image printed on a piece of paper that depends on ambient lighting for its brightness, can be significant indeed, and if a reprint doesn't help, it may be necessary to lighten the originals).
Please do contact support if you didn't get the print results you were expecting so we can look into it for you.
Michael/Blurb Customer Support
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