A&P Anyone have issues with color correction?

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I pp for color balance and brightness / contrast in light room, and it looks fine on my laptop. Showing someone at work a photo on a Dell 19 FP1907 it looks too dark. Of course, could take adjusting, but I'm wondering if there's a way to check the balance on the laptop to make sure it's ok there.
     
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    you'll probably want to look into gamma correction. it controls midtones on screens and it basically changing the white balance.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    problem is no two monitors are calibrated the same (unless they are calibrated with something like a spyder) That's why I don't like giving clients galleries for proofs. I edit on a color calibrated monitor, but chances are theirs isn't....
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    What do you use to calibrate the monitor?
     
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    Setting up your monitor for color correction:
    www.[B]adobe[/B].com/education/pdf/cib/ps7_cib/ps7_cib17.pdf

    Cliffs...monitor preferences for osx, adobe gamma for pc
     
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    The default dell icc profile that installs itself when you have a dell monitor is just about the worst abomination to color ever created. I had a massive color issue a while back and it ended up being that the windows update installed the dell profile over my huey calibrated profile... It made all of my photos pitch fucking black and horrible.

    Unfortunately there's not much you can do on someone else's computer.
     
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    i leave mine at the default on my cinema display.

    I'd rather my pictures look good to me and 99% of the world than the 1% who have color correct monitors....

    I don't print that often, and when I do i just print a small proof and then adjust and then print my big one :bigok:
     
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    The adobe proofing setup is very handy for this, but it sucks having to make 2 copies.
     
  9. jared_IRL

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    I print everything, very rarely show anything on screen...

    I calibrate with a i1xtreme, and print with Colorbyte's ImagePrint RIP software, which I calibrate for the printer, paper type, and type of light the work will be viewed in...

    Prolly overkill.

    But my prints are consistent and perfect.

    for viewing on the net and sending to other people, I would recommend something pretty easy to use, and consumer friendly, like the Huey Pro.

    It's not perfect enough to piss you off because of how your stuff will look on other peoples monitors, and it's geared towards people wanting to do stuff on the internet.

    Oh, and set all of your images to sRGB, if you're not doing that. The intenets = sRGB.
     

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