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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 12-10-2001, 04:54 PM
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Prior to this instructive thread, the source for info on monitor calibration I've referred to is here:
ATS system calibration
LOADS of info
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Old 12-10-2001, 06:11 PM
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That guys is waaaaaay over my head. I've been there before, tried to calibrat to his instructions, but ended up with an outrageous gamma setting. I think it was information overload.

Doug,
I think it would be a good idea, as you suggested, to have the site recommend a standard gamma setting. Do you think it would be possible to get a legal copy of that gamma chart, or just link to it?
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Old 12-10-2001, 06:29 PM
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Well, I've seen that before, so I suspect they got it somewhere else. I did a quick Google search and couldn't find an originator to ask. I do think it would be a good idea to have it available with some recommendations (btw, 1.8 is typical for Windows, but Mac users will be like 2.x).

Anyone know where that chart originated?
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Old 12-10-2001, 07:50 PM
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I did a search as well. Not much out there, but I did find this link.
http://www.micrografx.com/mgxftp/download/moncal.gif
It's the exact same file, but also no info on ownership.
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Old 12-10-2001, 07:56 PM
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I even searched for that Thomas Price, no luck there either.
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Old 12-10-2001, 08:01 PM
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have you chcked this out?

calibrate-gamma

just another possibility
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Old 12-10-2001, 08:23 PM
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Another very good source for calibration. Thanks Pat. I like the part about calibrating your printer especially since I have an Epson printer.
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Old 12-10-2001, 08:52 PM
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Those sites all look good. Now if I could just get one of them to work for me. My monitor came in at about 65 - 70. But my printer and monitor are very close. Think I'll just leave it where it is.

Debbie,
I'm not sure just what I did, but I have the Epson 900, and I tried to calibrate it after I had a printer problem. Long story short -- I had the color unbelieveably bad! It took me forever to get it right, and I had to download a new driver for it. Now, if I disconnect my printer for any reason, I'm almost gauranteed that I'll have to reinstall the driver again. Arrrrrrrrgh! If it ain't broke, keep fixin it till it is!

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Old 12-10-2001, 10:17 PM
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Ed, don't touch it don't even breath on it, just quietly accept that it is doing good and knock on wood for your good luck.
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Old 12-11-2001, 05:23 AM
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Ed, which test are you using? I don't know what you mean by 65 to 70. What is that on the 1.8, 2.2 type of chart?

Deb, regarding those Epson printers. I've always had a problem with light prints. No matter what I did, my prints would come out too light. I finally figured out, if I changed my Photoshop gamma to 1.4, I could see how my prints would look printed. I could make pre-print adjustments (but never save those changes). Then switch back.
I recently bought a new HP system that came with a free HP printer. It isn't a top of the line photo printer, but I'm actually very impressed with it! The first print I made was perfect, no calibration necessary!! Amazing, after spending so much time messing around with Epson. My point to that little story, if I do decide to get a photo printer, I will seriously look into HP - something I never would have considered before.
BTW-I send all my "work" out to online printing services
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