Do you calibrate your monitor?

Do you calibrate your LCD monitor?


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Vin

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Planning to get a LCD monitor to replace the CRT monitor due to space constraint.
Wondering how many people do calibrate their LCD monitor?
 

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am user eye1 display
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i calibrate..

how to tell if result is "really good"....??? i don't think there's actually a concrete measurable way.. you can just try to see if the monitor displays colors properly lor.. ;)
 

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calibrate monitor is to let monitor shows "standard" color on the screen. eg, a non calibrated scree may show gray tone slight too warm or too cold, and most people can't really tell it by naked eyes, but we easily tell if skin tone go off, especially girls, they are know very good in color sense.

If you do images adjustment on your non calibrated monitor, it can only look good on your monitor, and hardly will look good on other people calibrated or non calibrated monitor.

you can tell the different between with and without loading the monitor profile.

and yes, I calibrate all my monitors.
 

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From what I understand, calibration is,

- Adjusting the R, G, B ratio to obtain the targetted colour temperature. Eg 5000k, 6500k (D65)
- Ensuring identical R, G, B gamma response with the correct gamma value. Eg. Gamma 2.2

With this, greys will have the same tone (colour temperature).

http://www.colormatters.com/comput_gamma.html
http://www.siggraph.org/education/materials/HyperGraph/gamma_correction/gamma_colorspace.html

How about Colour Gamut? Is there a standard (sRGB?) to follow to get correct colours? Is WCG monitors necessarily better for getting the correct colours?
 

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From what I understand, calibration is,

- Adjusting the R, G, B ratio to obtain the targetted colour temperature. Eg 5000k, 6500k (D65)
- Ensuring identical R, G, B gamma response with the correct gamma value. Eg. Gamma 2.2

With this, greys will have the same tone (colour temperature).

http://www.colormatters.com/comput_gamma.html
http://www.siggraph.org/education/materials/HyperGraph/gamma_correction/gamma_colorspace.html

How about Colour Gamut? Is there a standard (sRGB?) to follow to get correct colours? Is WCG monitors necessarily better for getting the correct colours?
You need a profile for your monitor so that the gamut is mapped correctly. WCG isn't necessarily better.
 

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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif]Quotes from an Apple article:[/FONT]
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Forget about calibrating your monitors to 1.8 gamma...even Apple is recommending 2.2 monitor gamma apple.com article: "Color and gamma settings for print and web."
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Choosing gamma and white point

During the calibration of your display, you will need to choose gamma and white point settings. The correct choice depends on how you are most likely to use your images. The best rule of thumb is this:

Unless you have a color management expert instructing you otherwise, select a 2.2 gamma and a D65 white point.


Because Windows PCs use 2.2 gamma, images edited in the traditional Mac 1.8 gamma will appear incorrectly to most viewers on the Internet—this of course means that your Mac friends need to switch their displays to 2.2 gamma when perusing your 2.2-savvy work.
Why D65 over D50?

Well, the D50 white point was all the rage among pre-press professionals 10 years ago, and you'd even find talk of D50 in advertising materials. Not so much anymore. D50 comes from a time when the dominant method of photo processing still involved paper, light tables, and viewing lamps. Now the emphasis on digital editing and Internet publishing makes the D65 native white point of modern displays a dominant factor.

The difference between D50 and D65 may still be automatically worked out "under the hood" without your awareness, using a technique known as "chromatic adaptation." That's why D65 is recommended now, unless you are a highly trained expert user.
Hope this helps.
 

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Imagine a LCD as your home TV, every brand and home user will tune it differently to own liking. So when watching NDP, I may see the Spore flag as Orange + White...

A calibrated monitor simply means everyone who has similarly done so, sees it similarly. It does not mean the image 'looks good', just 'standard' as catchlight pointed out.
 

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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif]Quotes from an Apple article:[/FONT]
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Forget about calibrating your monitors to 1.8 gamma...even Apple is recommending 2.2 monitor gamma apple.com article: "Color and gamma settings for print and web."
[/FONT]Hope this helps.
Thanks and I agree with Apple.
 

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hmmm... so after you calibrate your monitor, do you set your colour settings in photoshop to sRGB/Adobe RGB, or to the monitor RGB option photoshop has(mine's Monitor - Samsung - ...)?
i noticed that if i set it to sRGB/Adobe RGB the white is slightly brownish but setting it to Monitor RGB gives a nice white. and yes im a noob haha...
 

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I used Quick Gamma. I have to monitors, one LG, the other HP. The HP monitor is at 2.2 Gamma, and the LG at 1.8. This was based on Quick Gamma calibration process. My preference had nothing to do with it.
 

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you'll need a calibrator no matter which monitor you buy.
 

simmeow

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Even if I calibrate the monitor, I will have to profile my printer to match the color right? Is there something I can do to manually profile the printer to get color matching? I do not need 100% matching, just 70 to 80% will do.

Any advice?:dunno:
 

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you can download canned profiles for your media and paper for softproofing and printing from the websites of the paper you're using.
 

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