A&P Having a super bright monitor kind of sucks.

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    My pictures always look okay on my monitor at home, but once I use another computer, all the pictures come out too dark.

    Is there a good or easy way to anticipate how dark the photos will look on other people's monitors?
     
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    Lower the brightness on your home computer screen. :dunno:






    Unless you want to calibrate every monitor you look at you need a reference photo. I suppose you could shoot a pic of a "chip chart" used by professional videographers to set up their cameras and use that to gauge other monitors.
     
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    You need to calibrate your monitor first, then that is all you can do. You cant worry about other people's stuff. You have no control on how poorly someone else has their monitor adjusted, all you can do is make sure yours is right first, then you know the photo is right and anything that its viewed on properly will look proper.
     
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    Any software or pictures I can use?

    Going to google right now, but going to ask in case someone has something better.
     
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    Hmm, by all indicators I can find, my monitor seems to be okay?
     
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    It might be fine. I know a ton of people that have monitors that are too dark, but there isnt much you can do about that, its going to happen.

    Just feel better in that anyone that actually is serious and will be judging your photos with any kind of actual merit, should have their screens calibrated as well so you should be ok.

    I know that when I send them off to clients who will use them for graphic design or advertising, they are all working on the right equipment and my adjustments will be fine. Whether the guy viewing my latest post at home is seeing the same thing I am is beyond my ability and frankly, doesnt matter in the scheme of things.
     
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    What's a good calibrator, I was just thinking of picking one up this week?

    Edit: not trying to thread hijack, but it makes sense to post this here.
     
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    I wanna own one so I can calibrate from time to time. Only thing is, if I have a dual monitor set up would the express be fine? And whats the difference(s) between the express and Elite?
     
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    one of the photoshop books I bought said that there's a "cheapo" way to calibrate, it's not the recommended way, but it's better than nothing, it's supposed to be part of photoshop...that said, if you're having issues have you actually sent them off to a lab and allowed them to color correct?

    but getting a calibration device is your best bet

    for what it's worth...it's expensive, but this is by far the best out there in terms of reviews that I've read or heard

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/find/newsLetter/Munki-ingAround.jsp

    Not only does this do calibrations, but it'll also give you the exact adobe color swatches for competition prints etc.
     

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