firstname.lastname@example.org Posted February 1, 2006 Report Share Posted February 1, 2006 I have Easy CD Creator Version 5.1. pre installed on my Gateway Computer. CD-ROM: 16X10X/40X Recordable Rewriteable CDRW pre installed on my Gateway Computer. I am burning data CD-R's. Image files. I transfer my digital photos to my hard drive. I have Jpeg's and Tiff files. I do not change their size, I just transfer them from the camera and then start a data CD project. My question is this. When I look at one of the photos I have burned, it looks slightly different from the original file on my hard drive. The burned version looks just slightly more contrasty. I compare both photos side by side in Photoshop Elements. I take them down to pixels...the same spot...the same pixels, and the light pixels of the burned picture look just a bit lighter and the medium dark pixels look just a bit darker. The pixel structure is identical. My Photoshop teacher said this would be identical because burning, in the end, is just numbers. The burned CD is just a numerical copy of the original CD. But my burned CD is just a bit contrasty. Some people told me to burn slower. Everywhere I read it says, you can't burn too slow! I was burning them at the fastest I could, 16X. I re-burned a photo at 8X and compared all of them, original, 1st burn at 16X, and 2nd burn at 8X and the 8X photo looked less contrasty, but still not an exact match of the original. But it did come very close to the original. I'm not familiar with much of this at all. Could the burn be compressing the image file? Could the color profile be changed after burning or when it is opened from the CD? Could it be my soft wear? Could it be my burner? Could it be the CD-R? I really am treading water here. Can not find anything on this. Any ideas on this? Thank you Very Much for your help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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