The default settings on the CP1300 are pretty bad, pictures come out dark and skin tone is way off.
I found that setting the following settings gives me way better prints:
However those settings reset when the printer powers down, even if it's still plugged into the wall.
Any way to persist these settings between power down actions?
The first link takes you to My Canon Account page where you can log into your account if you already have one and create one if you don't. We encourage you to register your SELPHY CP1300 so you can take advantage of your support options, all of which are accessible through your account including our 800 number. That would be your quickest way to get the issues with your printer resolved.
Hope this helps!