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06-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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This may be a stupid question but...

When I look at the shots I have taken in the Windows picture viewer I have noticed specifically on skin tones on some occassipns it looks like the person in the pic has rash on part of their skin.But when I open the same pic in PSE the image is normal.For the longest time and a few vacations I thought it was either me or the camera.Is there something inherently wrong with the Windows viewer?

06-04-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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Yes, Windows viewer is not the best. I have the same issue and I know that it is Windows.
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Especially to judge skin tones you will not only need a "better" viewer but you also need to calibrate the monitor you use.
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Thanks for the replies guys.

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that is good to know on the windows viewer, and I see several tuning guides for setting up a monitor with a quick google search. Do you guys do all your viewing on an IPS panel?
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So for just for viewing and not editing what would be recommended.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rockyram Quote
So for just for viewing and not editing what would be recommended.
Xnview is a great program, it is free and it can do quite a bit more than just viewing.

XnView Software - Free graphic and photo viewer, converter, organizer
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Another one to try - I have long been very happy with Faststone Image Viewer: FastStone Image Viewer, Screen Capture, Photo Resizer ... .

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Another vote for the free Faststone. Lots of useful utilities.
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What do you guys use to calibrate your monitors?
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Spyder 2 Express for me.
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same here
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I have noticed that in Windows 7, when I click a photo to preview it, it has a yellowish cast to it, but when I click the "slideshow" icon, the photos look fine. I have a dual boot system with XP and 7, and I do not see this in XP.
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QuoteOriginally posted by volley Quote
Especially to judge skin tones you will not only need a "better" viewer but you also need to calibrate the monitor you use.
ok following up with yet another stupid question .. lol... how does one calibrate the monitor? I find I might love a photo - email to work, and is way darker there. Which monitor would be correct and how would i know? thanks
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I use the X-Rite ColorMunki. It also calibrates the printer and projectors.

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