Hello. I am having some issues when I print through photoshop. I use a Brother MFC-J1215W InkJet printer, and when I print the photo through windows, colors are perfect, reds are red and so on. When I print through photoshop, however, my reds are closer to an orange, and it makes the photo look terrible. I am trying to print out some custom game art for my nintendo games that I lost the cases for, and I want my collection to look pristine. I let photoshop manage colors and let printer manage colors and I get the same result both times. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Thanks in advance.
You can't normally print from default settings in Photoshop. You're supposed to set up the correct profile for the printer/paper/ink, and these profiles are normally installed with the printer driver. Some printers don't come with profiles, however.
If that's the case, set "Printer manages color" in the PS print dialog, instead of "Photoshop manages color". Then it should behave like printing from Windows. You still have to set the correct paper type in the printer driver.
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