I have a very low-end digital camera. Sometimes I can get wonderful photos; other times, I end up deleting them, taking more, deleting them, etc. Almost every one of them look good in the little display window at the back of the camera. However, when I download them, they show up blurry or dark.
I've tried indoors with all the lights on in the kitchen. I have FOUR lights in the kitchen - one over the stovetop, one on the ceiling over a dining area, one on the ceiling as part of the ceiling fan, and one almost on the ceiling but over by the window over the sink.
I've tried outdoors, placing a sheet over my trash can which is the right height without my stooping down to take the photo.
No matter how nice they look in the window, by the time I download them in PhotoTags Express, them come out dark.
Yesterday, I discovered a way around it. Instead of editing in PhotoTags, I just download them and save them to the intended folder. They immediately save as .jpg files.
I then go to Windows Explorer (I have XP, but hey, it works for me), click on the photo, and then click on Edit. With nary a tear shed, I can lighten, brighten, contrast, and more. They are just what I need.
Have you figured out yet that I am a slow learner? Not to worry - now that I've learned, there is not stopping me now!