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Old 08-20-2005, 08:45 AM
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Calibrating Dual Monitors with Adobe Gamma

I have two monitors both identical in Brand and Model number but by age about 3 months apart. Is there anyway I can calibrate both monitors using Adobe Gamma as since I have started trying to calibrate both monitors and a printer, it has been sending me nuts. Sorry I think I have posted this in the wrong area
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:20 AM
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Hi Cass,

when it comes to technicalities, most of the times I'm simply the pits!!!!

I'm moving your Thread to the Hardware forum where, I'm sure, you'll get expert help!
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:28 AM
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It can be done - but will require some patience. It will depend somewhat on wether you are running both monitors off one video card, or from seperate cards.

I run two monitors from one card. The second monitor is mainly used for the photoshop pallettes, tools etc so for me having that monitor profiled isnt essential. I calbrate my main monitor every month or so which is where I do all colour correction / adjustment.

For more info go to www.photo.net and run a search on the Digital Darkroom forum.
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:39 AM
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Should have added - you will only get so far using Adobe Gamma. For better results you would need a hardware calibration device such as those made by Gretag Macbeth, or Monaco. The original Eye One Display from Gretag Macbeth is a good unit and is fairly cheap now.

Check out www.colourconfidence.com, or www.bhphotovideo.com for good prices.

Profiling the printer can be difficult as your results depend greatly on the media that you use. A number of companies will create profiles for your printer. You would normally have one profile for each different type of paper that you use.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:23 AM
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many thanks jasosmith, had virtually given up on an answer
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:05 PM
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No worries. I am just learning this stuff myself

Check out www.digitaldog.net/ or http://www.imagescience.com.au for more information on Colour Management - its a complex area. By far the most important aspect is getting your main veiwing monitor set up correctly so that the colours you see are accurate. I just purchased a new CRT monitor, profiled it and cant believe the difference from the old screen. I dont know how I managed to get any adjustments right previously.

Andrew Rodney (aka the Digital Dog) has just released a new book on colour management. Also check out "Real World Colour Management" on Amazon as you may be able to pick up a used copy fairly cheaply.

Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:15 PM
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PS - I just picked up a copy of Andrew Rodneys new book atAmazon for $US 29.
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