Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Input/Output/Workflow
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Input/Output/Workflow Scanning, printing, color management, and discussing best practices for control and repeatability

NEC Multisync P221W

Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2009, 12:06 PM
sandovalphoto sandovalphoto is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
NEC Multisync P221W

Hey guys I recently got the NEC Multisync P221W and I've been calibrating it with the eye one match software But I've Noticed that colors look oversaturated, meanwhile they look "better" on my other monitor (crappy Dell) .

I have the feeling I'm missing something....

Any ideas ?
Reply With Quote top
Old 10-26-2009, 05:05 PM
Doug Nelson's Avatar
Doug Nelson Doug Nelson is offline
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,062
Blog Entries: 21
Re: NEC Multisync P221W

Did you calibrate both monitors with the i1? Also, get rid of any vidcard utilities, I've found they can interfere with profile loading. And use DisplayProfile to verify the profile is loading properly (that might be an old version, perhaps someone can find a newer one).
Reply With Quote top
Old 10-26-2009, 05:57 PM
seattle-light's Avatar
seattle-light seattle-light is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC (formerly Seattle and New York)
Posts: 133
Re: NEC Multisync P221W

Maybe it's just me, but I've never found the callibration software all that helpful. The most sensitive diagnostic equipment for looking at color is your eyes (if not the callibration won't matter anyway). Even if you figure out how to use the software correctly, you're going to spend some time tweaking color for your particular monitor (no two are exactly alike, so a profile for a particular model will only get you so far). Get some proofs made and compare your screen to the proofs. You're never going to get a perfect match, but at least you can build clear understanding of the relationship of your on-screen color to how images will look printed. Obviously, there's a huge difference between printed color and color that's illuminated on screen, but there's also a relationship between them that you can come to understand over time.

Good luck to you. Hope you're doing well. Take care. Alan.
Reply With Quote top
Old 10-26-2009, 06:11 PM
Flashtones Flashtones is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 949
Re: NEC Multisync P221W

Chances are this new monitor has a wider color gamut than your older monitor, hence the more saturated colors.

Wide Gamut monitors are great when you have wide gamut sources, destined for wide gamut output, inside of color managed applications. For instance, lets say you have a photo that is in AdobeRGB colorspace that you are working on inside a color managed application (like Photoshop) and it will be printed on an inkjet printer that can reproduce most of those colors. In such an instance a wide gamut monitor is great, because with a low gamut monitor you'll be working blind to many of the saturated colors within.

On the other hand, when working outside of color managed applications, or with improperly tagged files, low gamut colors will be mapped to the wide gamut monitor profile, with hyper-saturated colors as the effect. This can occur in games, movies, images on the web and even user interface icons etc.

If you have a wide gamut monitor it is imperative you work in color managed applications as much as possible. For the internet the two color managed browsers are Safari and Firefox, though I don't recall if color management is turned on by default in Firefox or if it still requires user activation.
Reply With Quote top
Old 10-29-2009, 08:18 AM
sandovalphoto sandovalphoto is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Re: NEC Multisync P221W

thanks guys !
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Input/Output/Workflow

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEC Spectraview, Quato or Eizo: which one? jma Hardware 2 06-05-2009 04:51 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved