A&P How many of you actually calibrate your monitors?

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    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. :o

    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.
     
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    I've never done it, but I know I should. Is there a site that's a reference for that sort of thing?
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    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
     
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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    :rofl: 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. :o
     
  6. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    what are you guys using to calibrate?

    I hear that spyder device is nice.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Gregtag Macbeth Eye One Display 2

    is it bad that it was more asthetically pleasing before calibration :o
     
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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    :werd: I'll be damned if I don't see so much more in pictures now tho :o
     
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    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" .
     
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    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.
     
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    I do about once a month
     
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    you dont, all you can adjust on LCD's is the brightness
     
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    i1d2 crew signing in.
     
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    huey here.

    works well enough, and cheap.
     
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    and usually that is actually adjusting the backlight.
     
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    yup, that's why LCD's suck donkey balls.

    CRT FTW
     
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    i use the spyder...its good enough most of the time
     
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    is it on the floor?
     
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    apple display calibration tool...
     
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    try supercal. its much better.
     
  25. BlackWRX02

    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    wow, calibrated is WAY different :hs:

    used the free one from the link above :bigthumb:
     

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