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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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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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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 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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Has anyone tried the ColorHug?

Based on a previous question What cheap colour calibrators are available for Linux? One of the answers was ColorHug (from http://www.hughski.com). This seems quite value for money. Has anyone tested ...
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Do all monitors do (or need) calibration?

I need to buy a new monitor and I do not want to spend hours calibrating. I have an Apple pro laptop and I use Adobe Photoshop. Do all monitors do calibration? I was told that the Apple monitor does ...
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Why don't you need to calibrate a camera's LCD screen?

I saw this question from Leon Neal on Twitter a while back: If a computer screen needs constant calibration and checks, how come the screens on our cameras lack that facility? I can think of a ...
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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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Why do my photos look better on an iMac?

I've been given a long term loan of a 27" iMac. Looking at my photos on flickr and iphoto, they look, eh, just better, they seem to pop more than they did on the other PCs. Why is that? The other ...
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Is the MacBook Pro display well calibrated?

I own a Macbook Pro with Retina display. Assuming I'm only interested in displaying photos on the screen, is the Retina display calibrated well enough for colors? If not, which method would you ...
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Is a wide gamut screen really worth it?

My screen is about to die and I'm planing to buy a new one. I'm looking for a 27" one, and as I do many things on my computer, the choice is difficult : I play recent FPS Games (sometimes, but I ...
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Why not use a camera as a colorimeter?

Clearly to achieve reliable results, it is essential to calibrate key parts of the imaging pipeline - particularly the computer display on which images are edited. Few seem to question the ...
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How does a display calibration device like the Spyder 3 work?

I was looking up information about monitor calibration and came across the Spyder 3 Express, Pro, and Elite. How does the Spyder 3 work to calibrate your monitor correctly?
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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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How to Calibrate a Monitor Without Hardware

The question: What is the best way to calibrate my monitor without hardware add-ons (and preferably free)? Some More Info: From what I have read what seems like the best way to calibrate my ...
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What are the steps to calibrate iMac display with Spyder 3 Pro?

I need to calibrate the display on my iMac and have got a Spyder 3 Pro to do this with. However, the standard brightness of the iMac screen is very bright, do I need to turn the brightness down before ...
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Why does Spyder4Pro calibration of Seiki Monitor look odd?

I just added an external 4k Seiki SE39UY04 3840x2160 monitor to an early 2013 Mac Book Retina Pro laptop and got the DataColor Spyder4Pro calibration tool. After running a full calibration, I see ...
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Wouldn't it be better to calibrate the RGB settings of my monitor instead of using ICC profiles?

I've got three monitors, a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M and two Dell E1911 19" monitors, although the E1911 monitors look pretty terrible for colour so I'm desperately needing to calibrate them. I've done ...
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How can I maintain photo color consistency across computer monitors?

When saving photos for the web from within Photoshop I run into issue where my colors are not consistent between monitors. While I understand there will be some difference between monitors there are ...