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LCD or monitor calibration
elmo198 
30/4/08 10:38:06 PM
Champion

I was wondering, how does one calibrate LCD monitors to its truest colour setting..

I myself have an Acer A2416WD, using DVI output - 8800GTS vid.. and doesnt matter what I do, my CS2 photo never seems to get the colours right with my monitor.. is there a free software or tips on how to get it right?

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moofactory 
30/4/08 11:37:22 PM
Titan

nvidia display optimization wiz.

pay close attention to when you get to the RGB sliders.

this corrects both the colour and gamut.

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elmo198 
30/4/08 11:45:18 PM
Champion

hrm, the problem I have when I use that, is at the begining where it tells you to up the brightness and contrast to 100%, when I do this, it just wreck both my colour display and my eyes, lol

I am currently using 9300 cool colour setting, at 30 contrast and 25 brightness

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moofactory 
1/5/08 8:16:05 PM
Titan

I skip that part.. I really usually only use it for the RGB sliders.

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nicktangents 
24/5/08 6:45:46 PM
Primarch

http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

(first match in Google for "LCD Calibration" (sans quotes, even!))

I used it a few months ago for my Dell 2707WFP and found it rather helpful. It's a really educational site if nothing else! If you know how to access your monitor's service menu you'll have a great deal more control over the process, too. :)

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wilsontc 
28/5/08 12:36:05 AM
Guru

Is Windows able to use the Adobe Colour profiles? I generally just set my monitors all to "Adobe RGB 1998" or some such.

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nicktangents 
30/5/08 9:21:45 PM
Primarch

Yeah it is, but the hardware settings of your monitor still come into play -- colour profiles can only control so much.

Speaking of colour profiles and Adobe, recently read this post:
http://www.viget.com/inspire/the-mysterious-save-for-web-color-shift

which is interesting to say the least (esp if you read comments for ensuing controversy), well, at least to front-end web geeks like myself!

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bobbobson 
1/6/08 10:18:02 PM
Banned

the problem with monitors these days is that they're to bright...

Set your monitor to it's most reasonable setting before you get colour bleed, and everything becomes distorted... you'll know what I mean if you've owned a decent LCD. Anyway set that all up reasonable then if you've got photoshop installed use adobe gamma in your windows control panel, and adjust your colour profile manually from there

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jennyb 
3/6/08 12:48:47 AM
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If your going to get into it you might as well match up the printer/scanner etc.

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