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The aim of display calibration is to measure and/or adjust the color response of a device (input or output) to a known state. In International Color Consortium (ICC) terms, this is the basis for an additional color characterization of the device and later profiling.

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How can I validate my monitor's color calibration?

I just finished re-calibrating my display using ArgyllCMS and my Pantone Huey, and I would like to validate somehow that I've done it correctly. How can I do so simply, without buying more stuff? ...
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Monitor Color Calibration with Virtualization

In everyday work I use Ubuntu as main OS, but when doing graphic work or photo retouching I use a virtual Windows machine to run Photoshop (using Virtualbox). Now someone lent me a Spyder3 display ...
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What cheap colour calibrators are available for Linux?

I have several computers (at work, at home, laptops, etc.) that all display my photos differently. Alas, it's time to get a colour calibration device — but which to choose? I am no professional, so ...
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After monitor calibration colors on my two monitors are still different, why?

I have a pair of pretty nice monitors (HP ZR30w) which I calibrated with a pretty good calibrator (i1-Pro) and after I calibrated both they still show colors every so slightly differently. My left ...
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What white point temperature should I set my LCD monitor to?

I've got the Xrite Eye One Display 2, and tried the advanced calibration today for the first time. It asked what white point I wanted, and had a default of 6500K. I didn't realize that was up for ...
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Color Management and screen standby

I've calibrated my notebook-Display using a Spyder3 pro. The strange thing: when the notebook display goes blank for video standby and I wake it up by pressing a key or moving the mouse, for a second ...
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Measure screen brightness using Spyder3 software?

There is one feature I miss in Datacolors spyder3 calibration software: To be able to calibrate screen brightness to a defined value like 100cd/m². Right now the datacolor just says "adjust the ...
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How to apply color management to the Windows 7 mouse cursor?

I have been using the Sypder 3 colorimiter and Datacolor Spyder3Elite software to calibrate my screen for several years now. The Sypder3 does wonders, and really improves the quality of my on-screen ...
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What color calibration tool should I use to step up past my spyder 2?

I'm currently using a spyder 2 for my color calibration needs. I see a variety of other color calibration products out there on the market, and am having trouble finding a review of many of these ...
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What should I look for in a monitor for photo processing?

What aspects should one keep in mind when choosing monitor for photo processing? What about color gamut, panel types, input types, requirements for video card, different gammas, refresh rate, angle of ...
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how to calibrate my monitor to match the 18% gray tone?

How do I to calibrate my monitor (using maybe something to help me ?) so the images I get with my digital dslr is shown on monitor correctly - at least on monitor. When I say, something to help me, I ...