Print of photo WAY too dark

I had my photo printed at a commercial printer and the print turned out way darker than the photo. Any idea why? 


  • Bummer!  Insist they do it again and tell them specifically why.  imho  :/
  • edited October 2020
    No print is going to look as bright as the photo on the screen of your camera/computer. Your commercial printer might be able to raise the value and chroma somewhat to make the print look brighter.  You could do this yourself in an image editor and tell them to print the edited photo.
  • I had the same problem. So, I recently went into a traditional film camera shop that also develops digital images. I don't know where you live but if you find an enthusiast photographer behind the counter tell them specifically what your need are. They will nerd out and fingers crossed provide assistance in post production of the image and calibrate it with their printer. Professional photographic paper also helps rather than commercial signage paper.
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