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Old 03-12-2007, 03:56 AM
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Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

I'm about to take ownership of my first LCD (HP L2335). I will also be investing in a calibration package of some sort. [At the moment I use Adobe Gamma on my CRT that is near death.]

I did some surfing here at RP and found some pretty good info, but some of it is a little out of date (see links below). So I thought it would be interesting to find out what RP members are using as of 2007.

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Note: Please do not reply if you are using:
* Adobe Gamma
* "Only your eyeballs"

If either of these methods apply to you, click on the 2nd link below and feel free to add to that thread.

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If you are doing monitor calibratiion, please share the following:

A. Brand(s)/model(s) of monitor(s) (CRT and/or LCD) you are calibrating

B. Brand/model of color calibration system you are using

C. Other comments, such as:


* What do you like, not like about it?

* How would you assess ease of setup and use for rookies like me?

* Comments (pro/con) on other systems have you used

* Anything else you can think of...

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Thanks a bunch.

~Danny~

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Info:
* http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/con...r-monitor.html

Poll: Do you/don't you calibrate?
* http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/har...libration.html

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Old 03-12-2007, 04:24 AM
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Re: Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

Format 19" LCD & MAC 23" LCD
Colorvision Spyder with OptiCal
Simple and easy to use

I have always wanted to try the Greta Macbeath EyeOne. I can't justify purchasing another calibrated unless I knew it was understandably better.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:08 PM
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Re: Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

More information about CRT and LCD monitor calibration hardware and software tools can be found using this targeted swicki search engine:

Monitor Calibration Tips Search Engine
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:30 PM
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Re: Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

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More information about CRT and LCD monitor calibration hardware and software tools can be found using this targeted swicki search engine:

Monitor Calibration Tips Search Engine
A simply awesome site.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:12 PM
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A simply awesome site.

Thanks for the link.
Glad you like it! The search engine is a community-driven "swicki" that learns from the links clicked and ratings given by users, so the results get better and better over time ...
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:53 PM
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Colorvision Spyder 2

After reading gobs of threads and countless reviews I ended up getting a ColorVision Spyder 2.

After calibrating a new HP L2335 LCD, it made some difference (for the better) in print quality, but not substantial.

Observations:
* There is no means of mounting the calibration device on LCD. Ended up using tape to hold it place which was functional, but not elegant.
* Product documentation is poor. I have enough tech background that I was able to read between the lines, but a rookie might not be able to connect all the dots. For example there's subtle reference on the need to disable Adobe Gamma, but not a sniff of instruction on how to do this. I used Google to find specific instructions.
* Once begun the process to measure R, G and B is fairly straight forward, but on-screen instructions for the step where one makes R, G and B adjustments uses terminology not mentioned in HELP or the lame paper documentation. It took a few tries to figure out what objective I was trying to achieve.

While the final results are satisfactory, I'd give the documentation, setup and ease of use a solid PITA ("pain in the a...") rating.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:54 PM
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Re: Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

Eizo ColorEdge CG210 LCD
Eye-One Pro with Eye-One Match software

High end system with great features like checking your monitor from its calibrated state to regulate when it needs re-calibrating. Withthe USB hook up it does all the adjustments automatically. Also a plus is the Eizo has a built in 10bit LUT card so the software bypasses the 8bit LUT card on the machine and does the calibration there for better gamut and accuracy.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:45 AM
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Re: Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

I'm useing a Quato Intelli Proof 213 Monitor, all calibrating tools were included. So far I'm very happy with it.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:27 AM
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Re: Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

Anyone got experience of these devices?

Spyder2Express (104eur/142$)
Pantone HueyPro (158eur/214$)
Spyder2 Suite (194e/263$)

Cheapest prices around here.
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:25 AM
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Re: Monitor, CRT, LCD calibration - what are YOU using?

Hi,

I'm using a spider2pro. It's for LCD and CRT.
I am very happy with it. Very easy to use.

Arnold
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