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Somewhere in your graphic card or monitor settings you have your RGB range set to 16-235 instead of correctly to 0-255.


I'm asking this question because I keep having a color cast on my monitor. It may well be my eye, but last time I checked with a (correctly softproofed) printed foto, I needed to "correct" the colors of my monitor. In order to have a good match, you would need to review your prints under illumination of the same color temperature for which the ...


In general, the X-Rite i1 Display Pro and the corresponding i1 Profiler software work with notebooks (Windows and Mac) without any problems. First, make sure that you have the current version of the i1 Profiler software (currently Version 1.5.6). Remove any other display calibration software. Warm up the notebook display and the connected X-Rite i1 Display ...


It is possible in theory, but no software I know is designed to do it. First, you can't do it in the way your lossless crop/rotate works. Lossless JPEG manipulation is possible, because only one stage of the whole JPEG compression process is lossy. As long as the pixel values in 8x8 (or 16x16) blocks are not changed, the blocks themselves can be rearranged, ...


No. The reason you can't is because all of the color information in a JPEG is already displayed when you first view it. You can remove some of that information, you can even amplify what is left, but you can't add any information that isn't already there. This is in contrast to a RAW file. When you view a RAW file you are only viewing part of the ...


Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me will complete my response. The little I know about these curves follows: 1) Characteristic Curves: The more a negative is exposed, the darker it gets. The log-log density/exposure curves simply show how dark the film gets in response to more exposure. These lines do not coincide on color negatives, because of ...


It sounds like your print settings in OS X may have been modified to an undesirable setting. Try re-adding the Epson XP 820 printer to OS X, naming it something different than your existing one, and try printing with that one. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Printers & Scanners. Click the "+" under the list on the left to Add a ...


There's a lot of confusing articles on gamma correction with many vague references to gamma and human vision. The reason for gamma is historical and a result of the response curve of the old CRT-type monitors (nothing to do with human vision). With modern day flat screens there is no logical reason for gamma encoding and subsequent correction, but it has ...


The Spyder 3 Elite has a built in ambient light sensor which will measure the colour and can tell you what white point to use, you can then set your screen to match that and then run the calibration process. The manual should explain how to use/enable that feature since you've paid for it.


If you want your monitor to show how the colors will appear in a properly calibrated print, then you need to set the white point to D50 (full spectrum centered at 5,000K) and view the monitor in a glare free environment with D50 lighting at around 2,000 lux. If the lighting environment in which you are viewing the monitor is different than D50, you should ...

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