as a fellow oldy its not a problem to learn. To get colour from a laser you are not only talking a couple of hundred pounds for the printer but almost that cost again for colour toners. Normally you would use an inkjet printer or a dye sublimation one but not as common. For inkjet your best bet for pictures is to get one claiming to be a photo printer with separate colour cartridges. Going to your problem if your printer is ok with other progs I would suggest that you need to tweak the prog to set it to your printer. I had aq dell printer for several years and it was very good. Type into google calibrating a printer and you should get plenty of advice. If unclear come back here. Good luck.