Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1200mk, Mar 9, 2007.
I did last week and I'm still not totally sure if it's right... it's THAT much of a difference from what it was.
It seems like some of my whites went a little brown... but then when I look at something that is suppose to be white it looks very white.
For instance... my windows explorer windows look like they have a little brown in them now *shrug* I'm going to mess w/ it more later.
I've never done it, but I know I should. Is there a site that's a reference for that sort of thing?
same thing here. I notice a TON of different shades now, when before everything just kind of blended together...
It's kind of strange going to a non-calibrated monitor now...
I used to use a free program called wiziwyg, now I use Huey, cuz the school bought em for the labs, and gave me one too...
The Huey is cool, but there wasn't a huge difference...
wiziwyg link: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/8064
You made me think of the other day... went to a buddies office and was looking at something on his computer and he was getting pissed at me cause I kept complaining about how much green was in his LCD.
what are you guys using to calibrate?
I hear that spyder device is nice.
It's neat... It recalibrates based on light changes in the room...
How do I change the contrast and shit on my screen if I'm using a laptop. I've looked in a bunch of different things and I can't find it.
Spyder PRO is what I'm using.
It will also allow you to adjust on a laptop which quite a few of the free ones don't cause you don't have the adjustment capability.
Gregtag Macbeth Eye One Display 2
is it bad that it was more asthetically pleasing before calibration
I'll be damned if I don't see so much more in pictures now tho
i did video work for many years ... i was warrenty repair for several companies . calibration/matching , tracking , etc and getting the best pix possible were on the front burner .
one thing i noticed and keep in mind is the difference between looking at pix in photoshop and (gag , puke) windows exploder/pix viewer . i adjust my monitor for the best possible pix in photoshop and say screw the rest of the stuff .
about that brown tint ... a tech told me 30 years ago that there was one "color" that a monitor/tv cannot hope to reproduce accurately ... brown . i cut a hole in a white card and looked at several different "browns" on the screen thru it ... dirt , rock , wood etc etc ... they came up ruddy reds and dark bs yellow etc etc ... no true "brown" .
ps ... NTSC stands for "Never The Same Color" .
spyder pro, calib every couple weeks...laptop 15", and 20" lcd desktop. be careful- light can sneak into the spyder pretty easily so don't do it with much light in the room.
I do about once a month
you dont, all you can adjust on LCD's is the brightness
i1d2 crew signing in.
works well enough, and cheap.
and usually that is actually adjusting the backlight.
yup, that's why LCD's suck donkey balls.
i use the spyder...its good enough most of the time
is it on the floor?
apple display calibration tool...
try supercal. its much better.
wow, calibrated is WAY different
used the free one from the link above