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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 07-02-2004, 07:45 AM
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I see a lot of info here about calibrating a CRT monitor, but how would I calibrate a LCD monitor? I try to rely on the numbers when I'm color correcting, but I'd also like my visual to be close to correct, also.

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Old 07-02-2004, 01:44 PM
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I'm not certain you CAN adjust the colors on an LCD monitor. Their color fidelity is more or less fixed.
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:33 PM
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Is that a good thing? Does that it mean they are generally more accurate?
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Old 07-02-2004, 06:12 PM
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LCD screen brightness and color depends on the angle of view, so calibration is impossible.
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Old 07-19-2004, 02:42 PM
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LCD vs. CRT

The reason that an LCD monitor is never going to be 100% capable of being calibrated is because an LCD is backlit. That means that black will never,ever be true black. Until OEL (organic electro-luminescant) Monitors come out the best bet for color calibration is a Trinitron tube monitor.
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Old 07-20-2004, 06:56 PM
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This might be a silly question - but do you get a gamma shift when viewing an image in a web page vs direct viewing - e.g. as wallpaper?
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Old 07-21-2004, 05:48 PM
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Talking ditto the oops

I must have slept through the "you have to do it more than once" part.. <sheepish look>

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Old 07-22-2004, 10:51 PM
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Cool monitor calibration

I'm (with tired eyes) a 1.9
I've only posted one photo, but now I'm wondering if it looks too dark, or too light to anyone?
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:31 PM
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Smile Monitor Color

Hey, I use pantone Colorvision, SyyderPRO Suit works really good
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Old 08-14-2004, 03:38 AM
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LCDs can be calibrated, but to do a good job, you'll need a colorimeter or spectrophotometer (e.g. ColorVision's Spyder, Monaco's Optix, Gretag-Macbeth's eyeOne). Usually CRTs can be eyeballed--risky, but at least practical--while LCDs don't offer user controls sufficent to do much tuning.

A good calibration will generate a specific description of the device's behavior, and change how colors are displayed. The most common technique is to create a custom color look up table for the video card to get it to a 'known state' Then the profile describes the differences, and is used by color management aware stuff, like Photoshop.

I calibrate every other week, or every 2 weeks and 1-2 days if I was busy or forgot. New monitors and old monitors drift more than middle-aged ones, too, so it's something to keep in mind.

If you're eyeballing via Adobe Gamma or ColorSync, do NOT do it when you're tired; your color perception is much weaker.
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