thank you for your reply.
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium and the Finepix programme which came with the camera.
Yes, my camera does have a white balance setting, but as you say, would show up on the camera review.
I should have tried more tests with printing before rushing out and purchasing a new one...pretty silly really.
I'm interested that you are not keen on Kodak paper, which I have to say I've always found suitable, although I have used other makes on occasion. What do you recommend?
I found 'Paint' in my accessories, but have no idea how to get an image from Finepix to there. I can send to Documents, email recipients , etc., but I'm not the brightest light on the tree with computer technology by any means.
I appear to have sorted the b&w problem out, though I'm still puzzled by it. If I go into settings and click Automatic, an optimum image is reproduced and when printed, has lost its reddish tinge. I'm puzzled because some of this same group print okay without this operation.
Looking at my colour problem, I've noticed today that its vivid yellows that lack vibrancy. Photos of rape fields and autumn trees with yellow leaves in the sun, do not print as they appear on my computer screen.
All other colours seem to be as they should.
Whist I think about it, a photo of my eldest son and his fiancée, taken by a professional and emailed to me, prints out with an awful orange skin tone, also my photo of our Golden Cocker Spaniel also prints out much more golden than the pale colour he was. Does this all tie in?
Many thanks for your time and patience!
easy answers first: I will try Canon paper as soon as I can access some.
I only use Canon inks, in this case 526 for colours and one black and a 525 for PGBK black. Since I've only just purchased this printer, these are new cartridges as supplied with the machine.
I did a print as you suggested. It looks okay to me, but all the colours, particularly the yellow, are quite a bit paler than the screen image.
I can't locate the Printing Preferences to find out if the Photo Optimizer Pro is enabled or otherwise.
I think what I'm going to have to do is contact my computer technician who troubleshoots for me. I will show him our correspondence and see what he makes of it.
Consequently, we'll call it a day I think.
However, thank you again for your efforts which I appreciate.