General Interest

black versus white background

I was curious if anyone has noticed a difference in picture quality when the images are printed on either a white or black background…

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Posted by
forevertues
Aug 11, 2007 11:55am PDT
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forevertues
 

No differences I could see in my book, but I didn’t do a proper experiment with the same image on different backgrounds.

Posted by
Claustral
Aug 12, 2007 1:16am PDT
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Claustral
 

Thanks…i think I’m going to go with a black background for my first…

Posted by
forevertues
Aug 12, 2007 10:19pm PDT
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forevertues
 

No differences I can see. The images on a dark (black) background will always appear to be more saturated than on a white background. A trick of the trade is to view all images on a dark gray background when in the evaluating stages and attempting to make proper color/density decisions about the image.

Posted by
MIBoris
Aug 16, 2007 3:35pm PDT
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MIBoris
 

I got this from one of Blurb’s blog posts and thought it might contribute to this conversation:

For a seamless shot that merges your image’s black background with BookSmart’s black page color option, consider setting the black point of your camera or photo file to 0,0,0.

Cheers,

Allison 

Posted by
allibehr
Aug 16, 2007 3:45pm PDT
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