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Monitor Calibration

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by seany, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. seany

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    I've been lending my kids bobbins tiny crt monitor for a couple of months as my sony TFT went on the blink. They came to collect it yesterday and gave me a replacment while its fixed (which was down to one of the lads of here who i owe one ;) )


    Jesus!! Our liams monitor is rubbish and mine was faulty and the shots i've taken look much better now on this monitor, i kept thinking that a lot looked under exposed but i see now they're not. Most look much better then i first thought.
     
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    My pics look MUCH better on my cheapo TFT (Yakumo) than my old CRT.

    Make sure your monitor is correctly calibrated too mate..
     
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    I've only just hooked it up 2 hrs ago, still getting used to screen seems really bright to me but it matches the graff that i have for correct calibration. Must be that i've been without a working/decent monitor. This one is only on laon from sony until mine is fixed
     
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    Mine also look 'bright' compared to a CRT, but is calibrated correctly.

    My airliners pics are screened by some real tough dudes, and without correct calibration I'd not stand a chance of getting anything accepted.

    I wonder how many people are adjusting pics from their new cameras to suit a non calibrated monitor (and not looking at the histogram), and then wondering why other people say they are too dark/light/badcolours etc etc??
     
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    I think i've cracked it!!!

    Looks just about right, was messing up the instructions before
     
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    A Spyder is money well spent if you're looking to print elsewhere or send stuff to libraries.
     
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    I have a colour correction program called iCorrect, it is free to use and register, anyway, it has a calibration utility, where you have to adjust the brightness and contrast until you can see a series of dark circles on a dark pallette, so I have done this and to my horror, the the screen now hurts my eyes because it is to bright, but my pictures do look better,....so I guess its Specsavers for me!
     

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