"tony" <antoniogattahotmail.com> wrote in message
news:nFgVa.25626$Df5.776507news1.tin.it...I had the same problem, got 1 hand printed and it was excellent, got the> just had my first batch of slides developed
> (Fuji Velvia) and they all look MAGNIFICENT.
> so off i went to the photolab to have a few
> prints made. waited a (long) week for them to
> scan and (digitally) print. picked them up
> today and i am very letdown.
> all the shadow detail is gone!
> the prints, overall, look very good.
> they dont look under/overexposed. great color.
> better, probably than i've ever gotten from regular
> print film.
> but wheni compare the print to the slide it was made from,
> most if not all of the detail in the shadows is gone.
> the slides, under magnification, are breathtaking.
> the prints, however, look terrible by comparison.
> is this normal? or did my photolab print them too dark?
> and if they were to print for the shadow detail, would my
> highlights wash out?
> any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
> thanks in advance,
same slide digitally printed and you would think they were two different
Digital printing is crap, get them hand printed , will cost a lot more
unfortunatley, but your prints will be excellent and a truer representation
of the original slide