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    Default Spyder2Pro - giving me cool hues?

    I borrowed Spyder2pro from my art teacher. My display seems a bit cool when compared to my camera LCD.

    Would this be correct?

    When I printed with my Canon IP4500, my prints were too warm. I used the printfix plus software to counter this by adding more blue (ie white-point = what color on paper) but now my prints are a bit purplish-yellow.

    I'm totally out of ideas now.

    Anyone?
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    Default Re: Spyder2Pro - giving me cool hues?

    do you think your camera lcd is accurate?

    show the pictures of the "too warm prints"

    then people can tell yhou what is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    do you think your camera lcd is accurate?

    show the pictures of the "too warm prints"

    then people can tell yhou what is wrong.
    Do I think my camera LCD is accurate... Quite so really. I've printed (small 4R / 5R prints) from some shops and they look almost the same as my camera LCD, maybe the prints were just a tad bit cooler.

    Here's the picture. I just recalibrated my screen again. Seems like the printer problem now =/ Excuse the fair bit of camera shake. Of course, when I take a pic of the LCD, it's going to be way cooler, but here's a comparison anyway.



    And this is how I want it in print, minus the copyright and border:

    Last edited by Headshotzx; 3rd September 2008 at 10:03 PM.
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    Default Re: Spyder2Pro - giving me cool hues?

    Printer may need to be calibrated too I think. I have massive problems of such!

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    Quote Originally Posted by engr View Post
    Printer may need to be calibrated too I think. I have massive problems of such!
    And the top question of the day:

    Calibrated TO WHAT STANDARD!?!
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    Default Re: Spyder2Pro - giving me cool hues?

    My monitor shows the same colours as your print out when compared to the digital image. Most likely is that you selected a 'cool' setting for your monitor. Try the 'warm' settings. Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    My monitor shows the same colours as your print out when compared to the digital image. Most likely is that you selected a 'cool' setting for your monitor. Try the 'warm' settings. Hope that helps.
    so that means the problem lies with my monitor calibration by spyder2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    My monitor shows the same colours as your print out when compared to the digital image. Most likely is that you selected a 'cool' setting for your monitor. Try the 'warm' settings. Hope that helps.
    ditto.

    redo your calibration. i am using spyder2proexpress too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    ditto.

    redo your calibration. i am using spyder2proexpress too.
    Roger that. Do I just keep clicking next, though? sRGB? 2.2-6500k?
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    Your LCD needs to need calibrated, the printer/paper/ink combination needs to be right/calibrated/proofed/blah/whatever. Its an endless cycle really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Roger that. Do I just keep clicking next, though? sRGB? 2.2-6500k?
    Reset your monitor settings for Brightness & Contrast & Red Green Blue to factory settings before you begin calibration. Delete Adobe Gamma from Startup (if you happen to still have it on). Since Spyder2Pro doesnt measure Ambient Light, you have to manually reduce the default Brightness & Contrast to acceptable level (eg: 60% & 40%). Recommended settings are 2.2-6500K.
    Pls click on my signature below and see list of instructions at 2nd half of message. You should be able to do so yourself.
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    Default Re: Spyder2Pro - giving me cool hues?

    Did you recalibrate with room lights off, after monitor has had sufficient time to warm up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    Did you recalibrate with room lights off, after monitor has had sufficient time to warm up?
    Yes I did recalibrate, and now it's slightly better, and my prints do look a lot more similar to the monitor than before, but there's still a slight yellow hue.
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