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!