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    Hi, wanna ask you guys if my screen is supposed to look warmer after calibration? Now black and white looks sepia to me. I'm using a spyder 4 pro and my laptop is a acer aspire 5741G. My gamma is set on 2.2 and my white point on 6500k. Appreciate if someone could shed some light on this matter... Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: colors look warm on screen after calibration!

    1) The manual says that recalibration might be necessary in some cases.
    2) Get a neutral colour chart and check the colours there. Don't use any own picture that you have edited before. It might be off due to editing on uncalibrated monitor.
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    I think I may have done full calibration like at least 10 times alr. All of them still warm. Am i suppose to do a re-calibration instead of a full calibration after i did my first one?
    I'm not looking at any photos I've edited. Its the chart that they provide after calibration. Its probably either my laptop screen is lousy or my eyes need getting used to after seeing it in cool colours for so long.
    Does anyone notice their screen went frm cool to warm after calibration?

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    Think it normal. Mine look warmer too after cal. The guy at Cathay photos (bought mine there) also did mention that will notice the layer of blue cast will be gone after cal.
    Before cal, my screen look cooler (like a layer of blue cast). Whenever print out some photos after edited, the print out seem too warm compare to the photos on screen. After cal, feel that the color on the print out look more closer to the one on screen.
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    Ahhh thanks! But if put online for others to see, wouldn't others see your photos in a cooler temp since other people wouldn't have their monitors calibrated. Is there a work around or do you guys do 2 edits for the same picture? 1 for Internet and 1 for print...

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    Btw just to ask...after calibration, the spyder software tells me I only achieve about 76% of srgb colour space and about 56% of adobe rgb space. Is it because of the quality of my laptop monitor?

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    It is normal that colors look warm, one of the possibilities is simply your eyes are used to viewing screens that were set to cooler temp. Unless you have worked extensively with calibrated screen before.

    Best to edit everything and save using accurate color settings, do not intentionally compensate for your cooler temp. As with variance in uncalibrated screens, people will be viewing from both sides of the spectrum (consider each property of color), too much or too little, make sure your images are anchored to accurate color for best overall results.

    You cannot expect too much from a laptop monitor, even the Macbook Pro

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    Laptop monitor is not stable. And also harder to calibrate right.

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    I see...thanks guys! I guess its time to invest in a gd monitor... Any recommendations for a gd value one?

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    The dell ultrasharp series are what most of us use. cheap and good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonB View Post
    Laptop monitor is not stable. And also harder to calibrate right.
    I believe so too. There's also the problem of how you tilt your monitor etc... unless it's an IPS panel on the laptop, otherwise the viewing angle really makes a difference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maswu View Post
    Hi, wanna ask you guys if my screen is supposed to look warmer after calibration? Now black and white looks sepia to me. I'm using a spyder 4 pro and my laptop is a acer aspire 5741G. My gamma is set on 2.2 and my white point on 6500k. Appreciate if someone could shed some light on this matter... Thanks in advance!
    If you mainly post-process the photo for web viewing / display then 6500k as per recommendation. However, I would think it's no point to calibrate the monitor for that purpose. As the photo that processed with such calibration setting won't be the same when viewing with all the non-calibrated phone/tablet/laptop/pc/internet users around the world.

    So the meaning of monitor calibration is to give you consistent result from your monitor till your photo printout. For printing, it's suggested to calibrate with 5000K so that it will be match closer to the printout. Your screen will even look warmer with 5000K calibration.

    The laptop screen usually with limited color gamut and uneven with different viewing angle. You only achieve about 76% of srgb colour space and about 56% of adobe rgb space meant the monitor can't display all the color in SRGB and adobeRGB space.
    You may invest an external monitor with wider gamut, eg. Dell ultrasharp. You also gotta check if your laptop graphic card is powerful enough to drive the resolution of external monitor if you are looking for a big one, eg. 27" will go 2560 x 1440.

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