4th January 2004, 09:21 PM
Need some help in calibrating a monitor...
I have a 3M monitor filter in front of my monitor, and when I view images through it, they seem as if a ND filter is passed through the image, and it sorta reduces contrast and brightness levels.
I didn't realise this until I took out my filter for cleaning whilst a D100 image was on the screen...
I was wondering as to how can I calibrate my monitor with the filter on. I don't have any fancy calibration devices like the Spyder or i1, so I'll need some help! I've tried to use Adobe Gamma, but the problem comes in the part when I have to adjust the brightness level - I can't really determine the brightness control "to make the center box as dark as possible (but not black) while keeping the frame a bright white."
I would like some advice as to what I should do to obtain accurate, if not, at least decent colour accuracy on my monitor.
I do have a Pantone colour set though. I was thinking to set some preset colours using Photoshop, and then physically comparing it to the specified Pantone set.
Thanks a lot everyone... Really learnt a lot from you guys here.
4th January 2004, 09:30 PM
Use the Pantone approach if you intend to do more CMYK (offset printing) adjustments.
Originally Posted by SNAG
Otherwise, go get a calibration print/image and use that to match on your monitor. This works fine for brightness/contrast on most monitors. I believe quite a number of CSers I know have done theirs up this way.
4th January 2004, 10:05 PM
Originally Posted by Azure
Just to ask, how can I get a calibration print & image?
Thanks a lot once again...