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Thread: Is our monitor properly calibrated?

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    Ok here's the golden question, to what standard/settings do i need to calibrated my display? coz i have a colorvison spyder with Optical

    Which Gamma? PC uses Gamma 2.2 as default wherelse Mac use 1.8
    Which whitepoint? Native,D65, 6500k, etc?
    Is there a diff setting for diff needs?
    What is color profile?

    So bottom line is is there a such thing as industry standard setting?
    pls advice coz i am still confuse even after buying a Spyder

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    to your own standard... is you are using a mac use the mac's gamma and vice versa.
    Whitepoint is to your own room lightings and your own perference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher
    Personally, I find that to me it is as important as the lenses that I buy for my camera. Users here go for expensive lenses, pro lenses, etc and have no problem spending >$2k on lenses. A Spyder or a i-One display cost from $300 to $500. For a film user, it would be a waste. But for digital users who spends hours in front of the computer, their "digital lab", making sure the colors, saturation, etc are right, it is like the precise or accurate colours does matter as much to them.

    If that is the case, fine. I tried to raise interest a year ago. No one seems interested. So why do I bother?
    Watcher,
    You raise a very interesting and valid question. Something that need some serious thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperD
    to your own standard... is you are using a mac use the mac's gamma and vice versa.
    Whitepoint is to your own room lightings and your own perference.


    Sniper i think you still don't get what i mean.......
    well ok let say if i edit my photos with my Mac default gamma 1.8 and let's say whitepoint 6500k,then i sent it to a fuji frotier lap, i will get a print out that is abiit wash out, coz frontier machine default gamma is 2.2

    and there is settings for photos to be post on the web, then offset printing

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    hmm.. okie.. sorry for mistaking the question .. anyone want to have a go at it?

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    i find that Adobe Gamma not good enough for me. 1 thing is it can only calibrate the main monitor and not the secondary monitors. another thing is that after i have used that to calibrate the gamma (calibrate rgb seperately), on some pictures the some grey seems to be yellowist, some colors too dark to too bright

    i use powerstrip to calibrate according to my eye, can change gamma, brightness, contrast, temp for each rgb. my eye should be not accurate but at least all the greys look grey to me. i printscreen the adobe gamma program so i know the gamma is more or less there

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    From my experince there i found out that there's is no such standard for calibration, i have a diffrent settings for diffrent requirenmt/clients
    well my rules of thumb is
    1.For website/end client/general/frontier machine my setting are Gamma 2.2 whitepoint 6500k then assign color profile sRGB, from here you can do you leveling, contrast, etc and save

    2. For offset printing is kinda hard, diff company have diff setting, so is better to ask them the settings anyway usually the Gamma is 1.8, some even lower 1.2,

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    teach me when im free. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    teach me when im free. =)
    I wish I could teach me too!

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