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    Default Monitor question not calibration

    I know, and I did a search, but everyone was talking about calibration.

    I just got a new Philips 190B LCD monitor, and since I cannot yet afford a calibrator, what should I set my monitor to so that I'm not on a different planet?

    My options are:

    6500K (looks a little yellow to my eyes)
    9300K (definitely cool bluish looking)
    Original colour (most neutral)
    sRGB (very very very bright!)
    or user define? (without touching it, it looks the same as Original Colour)

    What do you guys set yours to, initially?

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    Default Re: Monitor question not calibration

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    I know, and I did a search, but everyone was talking about calibration.

    I just got a new Philips 190B LCD monitor, and since I cannot yet afford a calibrator, what should I set my monitor to so that I'm not on a different planet?

    My options are:

    6500K (looks a little yellow to my eyes)
    9300K (definitely cool bluish looking)
    Original colour (most neutral)
    sRGB (very very very bright!)
    or user define? (without touching it, it looks the same as Original Colour)

    What do you guys set yours to, initially?
    Bro,

    I am using the same LCD as you.

    Initially, I am using the User Define, but I switched to sRGB.
    Let's get rolling :)

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    Default Re: Monitor question not calibration

    Hmmm...but sRGB very the super bright leh. Then if you adjust the brightness or contrast, it becomes no more sRGB.

    OK, if you had to choose between 6500K and original, which would be more accurate?

    I know these may sound like really stupid questions to al those who calibrate, but I'll ahev to wait some time so I just wanna get the best middle-ground setting.

    Also, besides the colour, what about the brightness and contrast settings?
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 10th October 2007 at 11:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Monitor question not calibration

    From what I know, most application use the sRGB profile.

    If I am not wrong, when your colour space in your camera and Monitor is being set to sRGB, the colour should not have much differences right?

    Hope someone would provide their view too

    Btw, mine is the 17 inch of the same model, sorry ar.
    Let's get rolling :)

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    Default Re: Monitor question not calibration

    go print a 4R print of your fav picture at your fav lab.

    remember to ask them not to do anything to the colors or brightness.

    then compare the print to your monitor. set it closest to the pic lor. =)

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    Default Re: Monitor question not calibration

    Quote Originally Posted by Stratix View Post
    go print a 4R print of your fav picture at your fav lab.

    remember to ask them not to do anything to the colors or brightness.

    then compare the print to your monitor. set it closest to the pic lor. =)
    good, cheap and layman's way of calibrating a monitor but don't forget that your screen is backlighted and your print is reflected light.

    there's no way you can get it accurate so just set it to the closest you can.

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    Default Re: Monitor question not calibration

    OK, thanks guys. Will do that!

    CHEERS!

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