grahamnp wrote:I've been looking at my Mac's display and the colours come out the way I want them, it appears to have a neutral WB and according to the built-in colour calibration utilities, it is calibrated correctly and my printer using the appropriate profiles.
Exactly how I feel! VESA should introduce a standard calibration setting for all monitors out of the box, it doesn't have to be 100% accurate or bound to any particular colour profile but it would mean that everybody without a calibrated monitor is looking at the same image the same way.
Tomis wrote:I recently acquired a Colorvision Spyder 3 Elite (225 USD) it took only ten minutes and the difference was enormous! not only are they handy for making color accurate prints but also when adjusting the image in photoshop. before hand i was post-processing all my images way to dark so on other computers they looked awful but they looked just fine on uncalibrated monitor. Welly published a user review:
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtop ... der++elite
Jayman69 wrote:..SIDE NOTE..
If you view photos on a Pc/Mac that has a crap Graphics card then most photos you look at will look terrible, it's not just down to the screen. If in doubt check your G card capabilities.
JB wrote:Is there a free route to go of sufficient quality for calibrating a monitor?
thereza333 wrote:this is kinda question for someone that has the spyder expess but when it starts it asks you to tick the types of variations you can make on your monitor: contrast, brightness and backlight. i want too sure on the backlight one so i left that unticked... could that be a reason for the high contrast?
Nostrum wrote:I recommend everyone who is at least semi-serious about photography to calibrate their monitor - it ain't as expensive as you might think!
for ~100$ you get the Colorvision Spyder2Express
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