yr pic looks under expose to me. I never have this kind of problem even my LCD not calibrated.
I had good experiences at Grace digital lab in clementi. Simon was really nice and even printed out test pictures for free just so i can choose which color space i wanted... orginal or fuji edited...
Do a search and u should find it somewhere in here.
btw... the pic is also underexpose on my screen. Calibrated.
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First the two left boxes and their sliders: Adjust Mix / Max. These two boxes (the bright red one and the nearly black one) consist of two halves each. With the slider below each box you can change the brightness of both halves. Adjust up to the point when you can start differentiating the brightness of both halves.
Hint: Push the slider to extreme right or extreme left first - this shows how the box will change and what you need to check for. Repeat the same with the darker box below.
Also here you can start with pushing the slider to extreme points first.
Don't be too close to the screen - you need to judge the resulting brightness effect but not the sharpness of the texture. I know it's a bit tedious, relax your eyes in between.
Once you have finished the red portion you need to continue with blue and green in exactly the same way. Last: save your profile with a name and check the box about "Load at Windows Startup" so that the profile will be applied at each start. You will notice this when carefully watching the start: At one point when the Windows screen comes up and the icons gets displayed there is a noticeable shift in colors. That shows that the profile is applied. Since most LDC screens are too cool in standard settings the effect will be that the screen color will become warmer.
Additionally, avoid bright light in back of the screen when doing this calibration. Dim the light in the room. Hope that helps
ya bro i've tried over the week and cant get a comfy feeling i've got it right.
ended up getting a sypder3pro and i think i've wasted my $$
after spyder3 calibration.. the screen looks yellowish. like a yellow tint over the screen. it looks worse.
wonder if any1 knows how to use spyder3. for eg, which profile to choose:
it's not explained anywhere, i'm assuming the first 2 -digits refers to monitor size? i'm using dell 2407, 24", so i calibrated using 24-5000 and 24-6500.
am i on the right track?
the 24-5000 looks terrible, yellowish. the 24-6500 looks like no diff, before or after calibration loooks abt the same.
any1 wants to buy my spyder3pro?
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I had the same problem. My Canon printer always seems to print it alittle too dark. The photo lab warn me of the same problem if I edited my photos......
I can't be 100% sure , but I believe that Adobe save all my image under a difference 'Color System' then those from Canon own printing software.
* If I use Canon's own software for printing after editing..... it's always darker.
* But if i print from Adobe PhotoShop using my Canon printer..... the problem is less bad.
I think the shop could be using a printer & computer software that is causing a similar problem..... again, its just my own theory..... No Prove at all.....
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