A&P question: what is the difference between calibrating and characterizing ...

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    a camera or monitor
     
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    Calibration means that you set your monitor to a set standard that will display your photos just as they would look if printed by a good lab.

    Characterizing your camera means that you set it to perform and/or output files the way you want them.
     
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    afaik characterising is mapping how the monitor reacts in terms of colour/gain, calibrating is applying a profile to tailor its characteristics.
     
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    yea this is the definition i was familiar with
     
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    I didn't know that. Now I know. I are smarter now.
     
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    it could be incorrect....
     
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