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Monitor calibration

View Poll Results: Is your monitor calibrated?
Yes, I put a lot of effort/money into it 78 31.97%
Yes, kind of...I use Adobe Gamma or something similar 127 52.05%
No, I should, but I've never bothered 28 11.48%
You can calibrate monitors? 11 4.51%
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Old 12-08-2001, 08:53 PM
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I think it would be really cool if the 3 that indicated they put a lot of effort/money into calibration would start a thread describing their various efforts, with specific details concernings the how-to's and what-for's. Pluses, minuses, pitfalls, surprises, hidden (and not so hidden) costs, etc.
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Old 12-08-2001, 09:01 PM
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Adobe Gamma..but guilty! I use it maybe monthly--unless something (like this thread) reminds me to do it more often. I never realized weekly was the recommended.
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Old 12-08-2001, 10:55 PM
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And remember to have your monitor on for at least a half-hour before calibrating.
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Old 12-10-2001, 04:22 AM
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I thought it might be interesting, and useful, if we all checked our gamma to see if we're working with the same numbers. I found this web page that has a chart so you can see what number you're at.
I find that 1.8 is good for me.
The chart is at the bottom of the page.
http://www.nativeamericantraders.com/monitor.htm
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Old 12-10-2001, 06:30 AM
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I'm 1.75, but I wonder if you're supposed to have the gamma controller off or on to view that chart?

(p.s.: it helps to squint and/or look out of the corner of your eye)

Maybe I should add "Is your monitor calibrated yes/no" as a requirement to registration here (just kidding, but things would be alot easier)
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Old 12-10-2001, 06:52 AM
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BTW, if your mouse has one of those navigator wheels, you'll find you can adjust the gamma control controls to a much finer degree. Just click once on the slider bar, then use the mousewheel to move it.
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Old 12-10-2001, 07:17 AM
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I'm a 1.8
AND I've added a gamma check to my weekly maintenance list.
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Old 12-10-2001, 08:24 AM
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1.8

but looking @ that chart i thought i detected a trace of color in the 0% column; i'm really not sure how to correct that - in the adobe gamma control panel, under phosphors, (and is that the one that controls that aspect?) custom was checked, but i know i didn't put those settings in there so am loath to change that. i guess i'll experiment and see if any of the standard ones makes it go away.

thanks for the link vicki, interesting.
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Old 12-10-2001, 12:19 PM
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1.85 - that's the one where I can't see a distinct line at the edges of the square. Thanks for the link, Vikki. I'll have to keep that one in my favorites list and return often.
Jeanie
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Old 12-10-2001, 01:31 PM
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Nice site Vikki. Don't know how you came across it but I definately bookmarked it for later use. I think I am around 1.8 to 1.9 but I think it would give an easier reading at night when my window isn't so distracting.
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