do you set the contrast all the way up?

do you set the monitor contrast all the way up?


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ninelives

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the gamma correction of photshop advice us to set the contrast all the way up. hmm, ain't it too bright?

the reason I make this poll is because it is pain in the neck by doing all the color / contrast/ brightness/gamma correction with every scan job. so whose setting is more accurately? do i stick to my own setting?
 

erwinx

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if its too bright then turn down the brightness (either by monitor's controls or software controls) not the contrast...
 

Ian

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It's not too bright, nor too contrasty! You'll get used to it after a while.
 

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Yes, you have to set the contrast all the way up, and then adjust black point (normally by turning down the brightness).

Even though I use hardware colorimeter, the workflow remains the same: turn up contrast, adjust brightness, and only then do hardware calibration.
 

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Once properly calibrated, it won't be "too bright". You need to adjust the monitor gamma as well. You can do that by eye, using a tool like Adobe Gamma, or by hardware, e.g. ColorVision Monitor Spyder.

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I find it too bright too...so wat i do is leave the monitor's settings alone calibrating it. Then reduce the brightness using my video card's software and then save the profile.

So when I need to do scanning, I just "uncheck" the colour profile.
 

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