Questions tagged [display-calibration]

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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Why can't one calibrate a monitor with a DSLR & a color chart?

The idea is simple: Take a RAW photo of a real color chart outside to get a white point of D65. Use that to get an accurate color correction matrix for the camera sensor. Use the same camera to take ...
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Intended brightness setting for sRGB?

This is more of a general question about whether there is an intended brightness setting for viewing the full sRGB gamut on a screen, but my device specifically is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, and ...
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Should I change ICC Profile when using Wide Gamut Monitor Clamp/Emulation Modes?

Recently got a wide-gamut monitor, an Asus PA 32 DC. As I understand it, in Standard mode, the panel is running at panel native. With color-managed applications in MacOS, images tagged with a color ...
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How do you decide the screen brightness of your computer when editing a photo?

I have always struggled in understanding how much display brightness is OK for editing a photo on a computer, mainly laptop. So, I would like to know your valuable suggestions as to how much screen ...
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Can a 65% RGB laptop display 100% RGB on an external monitor?

If a laptop used for photography editing needs color accuracy, but only scores a color gamut of 90% sRGB and 65% Adobe RGB, can it still emit 100% sRGB and 100% Adobe RGB on a stand-alone monitor that ...
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How does "blue light" from computer monitor warp our perception of RGB color gamut when photo editing?

Everyone knows the feeling when you perfect a photo edit on your computer, only to find out the colors are way off when you view the photo on a different device, or someone else's monitor or display. ...
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Is calibration of a low blue light OLED display possible?

Right now I am looking for a new laptop for photo editing, and since I don't want to use a secondary display, I would like to have a laptop with a very good built-in display. I don't want to spend the ...
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What determines the color range (gamut) of a monitor?

Recently upgraded to a newer LCD monitor with dci 92% monitor. I noticed that some games and some photos seem really oversaturated, really shady. After some googling, I found a post suggesting to use ...
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Why are colors more saturated on a wide gamut screen?

A wide gamut screen displays more than the sRGB color space. So why, with softwares that do not deal with ICC profiles, with a given color that has it's own place / value in the global color space, is ...
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sRGB mode a necessary for monitors?

I was wondering. If there's no dedicated sRGB mode on a monitor, can you still calibrate it to an sRGB color gamut for photo and video color grading? I am referring to the Cooler Master GM34CW with 95%...
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Why the photos edited on lightroom desktop looks different in mobile phone?

I am using Adobe Lightroom CC to edit photos on my computer. When I edit them on computer and export them it looks good on my computer. But, when I copy same images on mobile device then they looks ...
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Xrite Colorchecker color specifications and 18% reflectance gray card

I have a Xrite Colorchecker Classic: Where to find the color specifications for each square (either in CMJN or any other format)? Let's say I want to develop my own open-source color correction ...
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Confused with my monitor Picture Modes

I've recently bought my first "Designer Monitor", Benq PD2500Q (yeah I know it's probably still shit for professionals, but for me it's the first 'better' monitor). I'm very impressed by it ...
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Colors look different after exporting from photoshop even after Calibrating my laptop

I recently calibrated my laptop screen using spyderx pro and created a profile. I am so confused as the colors in photoshop display and of exported image are completely different. The exported image ...
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What whitepoint should I use for calibrated monitors for print and web?

I edit my photos in a room that is painted a neutral grey. I have a blackout blind over the window and a single light-source which is a D65 bulb set in an uplighter that bounces the light off the wall ...
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How to choose a color calibration device?

I'm tired of my monitors and phones all looking different. I tried following instructions at Lagom LCD monitor test pages, but they still look different. So, I think I need to buy something to help ...
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Hardware calibrated monitor and Linux

I have a BenQ SW271 monitor, which, if I understand correctly, can be hardware calibrated using my i1 DisplayPro connected to the monitor while running BenQ's Palette Master Element Calibration ...
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How to emulate sRGB on wider gamut or buy only sRGB monitor?

My Dell U2520D display shows magenta cast on a standard mode on both windows and mac. I think I am aware now that even if I use RGB ICC profile with this wider gamut display it will still look ...
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How to use a Xrite Colorchecker on a specific image to get the right colors?

I installed a setup, and I shot three photos with the same f/1.7 1/100s ISO100 condition: A.jpg (download link): Colorchecker alone B.jpg: Colorchecker + object C.jpg: the final object I'm ...
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How to use my display calibration settings with photoshop

I have a problem if I use my DisplayCal profile with photoshop, and save an image like a png or jpg the image turns out darker when I view it in another program but looks fine in photoshop before I ...
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Color Calibrating - the display? or the output? Key Basic Issues - help!

I have the Xrite i1Profiler and there are several things I need to understand. 1.) Calibration seems to mean running the software and creating a profile. The profile seems to be located on the ...
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ICC Calibration (Profile) for more bright black on LED screen

I have an IPS LED screen and I don't like its black because it is very dark. I know it's a bit strange (is it?) but I want the black to be more bright (that means grey) without white becoming darker. ...
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Should I use "sRGB mode" on my computer screen?

I recently acquired the ASUS PA248Q screen for photo processing (and everyday use and gaming: I have just that one display). This display offers a "sRGB" mode. Right now the screen is configured to ...
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Inconsistent colors across different apps in windows

I have finally pulled the trigger and got the monthly subscription for the PS + Lightroom CC. Yesterday when exporting the photo from lightroom I noticed a huge color difference when viewed with the ...
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6500k calibrated monittor - what are the RGB values to represent a given monochromatic radiation of known wavelength?

Say I've calibrated a monitor to the standard 6500k 2.2 gamma, and the color space is sRGB. On this monitor, I would like to have a reasonably accurate representation of a monochromatic radiation (...
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When and how should I use the "hue" setting in the monitor?

I always try to adjust the monitor native settings before using a colorimeter for proper calibration. This means overall brightness, sometimes contrast, and saturation of each color channel for the ...
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Modifying a film camera to display images

My dad passed recently and I would like a way to memorialise him and his photos. He was an avid photographer and never left home without his camera. The one I remember from growing up was an Asahi ...
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Should I adjust the settings of a monitor before calibration?

I have previously only used the build-in monitors of my MacBook or iMac, which I have calibrated with a ColorMunki Display. They only had one parameter, brightness, for which the calibration software ...
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Best color profile with new macbook?

What is the most accurate color profile with the new macbook? I found that Color LCD and Apple RGB are the best, at least for me. In particular, Adobe RGB is more saturated while Color LCD is more ...
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Display calibration seems oddly off for Spyder5 + BenQ + Macbook Pro

I've got a Macbook Pro 15" (2017) with a BenQ SW271 connected via USB-C. I've calibrated both using a Spyder 5 Pro, and straight off the bat after calibrating the BenQ felt that it was leaning towards ...
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How can I get both monitors to look the same?

I have used Acer V247Ybip for about a year and decided to buy Acer V247bi to use for second monitor, which is basically the ...
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Can I use “sRGB mode” or a manufacturer's ICC-profile as a poor substitute for hardware calibration?

I have no colourimeter to perform hardware calibration, but while editing some pictures I still would like to be able to get the colours appear at least slightly truthful. I know that every monitor ...
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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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Do CEIL LAB images look really the same on all monitors?

Monitors can show only RGB models, which has different values on different settings of the monitor. CEIL LAB was designed to be device independent, however I have a confusion that essentially the ...
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When dragging photoshop to another monitor, the colors change a lot

I have my laptop - perfect color, my right monitor - a dell - perfect color and then my left - another dell - colors are way off and dull. If I drag photoshop to the other two, colors are perfect. ...
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Display Calibration For Viewing On Displays / Devices

I am using an Xrite ColorMunki Display to profile my displays. As part of the calibration process, I need to choose the White Luminace for my display (an iMac Retina 5K). I can either ask the ...
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How to edit photos to correct for monitor calibration?

Is there a way to shift all the adjustments made (color, tint, contrast...) during post-processing of photos in Lightroom with an uncalibrated monitor by some offset value after calibrating the ...
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Hardware calibration for Eizo Monitor on Linux / Ubuntu without ColorNavigator?

I have a monitor that supports hardware calibration (Eizo CG223w). Eizo offers a tool called ColorNavigator to get the calibration done. Unfortunately ColorNavigator does not support Linux and I'm ...
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Is it possible to make an monitor that can output colors perfectly? [closed]

We have come from long way from my rather bad IBM E74 monitor with terrible color reproduction to the brand new monitors with 14 Bit HDR. But will we ever see an monitor that can output colors that ...
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How to properly calibrate a monitor

The following are the ones I've seen so far that could affect color display: GPU and Windows settings - I'm using a Nvidia GTX 1060 Monitor calibrators - I have a Spyder5Elite The monitor settings - ...
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Why does using "sRGB" as my monitor display profile look better than the built-in profile?

I've got a (2013) MacBook Pro. I also have an ASUS VS248 secondary monitor. When I first plugged it in, I found that the greens were washed out and the browns had a red tint. I switched it from the "...
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Calibrated color gamut of display

I have a NEC PA241W monitor with stock x-rite calibrator. Recently I've re-calibrated it after several years of working with the following target values as recommended in one of online courses: White ...
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Noticible diff. using Display port versus DVI on Eizo ColorEdge Monitor?

I am wondering if an Eizo ColorEdge monitor will show noticeable improvement if I upgraded my graphics card to one with DisplayPort capability. The specs say: DP - 1024 contrast tones, and 1 billion ...
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Changing the brightness of a calibrated monitor for other uses?

So, in my ongoing goal to start post-processing photos in a color-managed fashion, I've calibrated my monitor using a ColorMunki Display. However, I have only one monitor that needs to be usable in ...
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How do monitor and image editing software color profiles interact?

I've Googled, I've Bing-ed, I've even DuckDuckGo-ed, but I can't figure this out. Here it is: My monitor has its own color profile, currently "eyeball" calibrated but soon to be really calibrated. ...
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When calibrating a monitor, should I create different profiles with different light situations?

When calibrating my monitor (Eizo Flexscan EV2736), should I create different profiles for different light situations? For example a profile when the rooms light is switched on and a profile when the ...
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How to optimally set up a monitor to be as well calibrated as possible when used as a liveview finder?

If you want the most precise color reproduction from a computer monitor, you calibrate it. But calibration mostly changes the PC, not the monitor, apart from the selection of basic color profile and ...
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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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How do I use the ColorHug in Windows?

The open source ColorHug display colorimeter only works with Linux software. If I want to use it to color calibrate a Windows system, what do I do?
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Monitor control to set up screen brightness using Windows Color Calibration

This sounds to be a simple question but I've been strugling around for the last 2 hours and nothing yet... I need urgently to calibrate the color of my notebook (Samsung Odyssey). The procedure I'm ...