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Do you let Mpix 'color correct' your files?

Dewan Islam , Jan 02, 2006; 05:37 a.m.

I correct my files (for color, brightness/contrast, level etc) before uploading to Mpix and ordering prints.

My question is, when checking out, do you let Mpix 'color correct' or ask them to turn this off?

My concern is, I'm not sure what color profile Mpix uses, so some of my already corrected pics might come out dark or dull.

Just wondering what you guyz do with your orders (i.e. wedding shoots).

Thanks in advance!


Bruce Rubenstein - NYC , Jan 02, 2006; 10:30 a.m.

I run a color calibrated monitor. The last set of album prints I sent to them I did not have them color correct the prints and they came back excellent. I just work, and send them files in sRGB colorspace. I also do very little sharpening because they sharpen when printing.

Jeff Moody , Jan 02, 2006; 08:01 p.m.

I've only used them a little (my dad's wedding, and my own exhibit at a friend's store), but have been very happy with my own color, levels, and saturation choices (ie: no color correction). The only way to be sure I guess would be to order a small group of 5x7's or something "cheap" and then re-order it but with "color correction" to see the difference

Jeff Moody , Jan 03, 2006; 01:42 p.m.

oh, one other thing. I've heard about not sharpening your files before sending too, but so far so good with what I've sent (usually around 100% or slightly less at .8 or so pixels. Don't know if that's a lot or not, but I haven't noticed any "over" sharpening done by MPIX after the fact). Overall, I've been pretty happy with their work & speed.

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