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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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. So, it's time to get a colour calibration device — but which to choose? I am no professional, so ...
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Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?

Okay, so, this has taken the Internet by storm today... You've probably seen it and lots of commentary. Apparently, many people see this as gold and white; to me, it's unambiguously blue. There are a ...
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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 few ...
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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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How to calibrate 2 monitors identically?

Is it possible to calibrate correctly and identically (or nearly) 2 monitors? I'm really getting into more professionnal photography so I recently bought an external monitor, and a Spyder to calibrate ...
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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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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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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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How does calibration of my monitor affect viewing of my photos on other monitors?

I asked a question about how hardware calibration works. The answer provided was this: These hardware calibration devices work by running a piece of software on the computer that displays a series ...
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Developing for non calibrated devices?

My home monitor (which is not a cheap TN, by the way) is "perfectly" calibrated and the Huey is configured to correct by the ambient light every few minutes. I develop my raws, they look good, and ...
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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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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? (I'...
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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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What are the RGB values that correctly represent a 5800 K white surface on a calibrated 6500 K monitor?

Consider a high-quality monitor calibrated at the standard parameters: 6500 K, 2.2 gamma, 120 cd/m^2. Calibration is accomplished with a LaCie hardware sensor + its software, and it's quite accurate. ...
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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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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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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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My pictures are never printed. Is there any point in buying a better monitor?

My monitor is pretty cheap and its colours are horribly dependent on the viewing angle, the moon and whatnot. I could edit my pictures on my old CRT, but its contrast and sharpness are quite bad. On ...
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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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What is the “right” displayed color?

Taking in consideration the web environment only, not screen-to-print jobs, let's suppose that we have a font color e.g. #f1ecd6 Hex, displayed by a LCD, properly—by a hardware device—calibrated, ...
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If I have two calibrated monitors, will Photoshop pick the right monitor profile?

I have calibrated several different monitors. Will Photoshop be able to pull up the correct color profile depending on which monitor I am showing Photoshop on?
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Should I create a monitor profile for each paper?

In my quest to better understand monitor profiling as it relates to printing, I came across a blog where the recommendation was to create a monitor profile for each paper in use - since each paper ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Is it possible to do non-destructive JPG color correction?

I would like to perform color correction on my photos before printing so that my workflow will create reproducible prints. (i.e. the lab corrects my photos and I print them again later, they may be ...
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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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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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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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How do I calibrate two displays to the same color? (LCD, LED backlight and CCFL backlight)

I've got two displays. One is approximately six years old: Fujitsu P24-5 ECO (LCD/IPS, CCFL backlight), the other one is a DELL U2412M (LCD/IPS, LED backlight). I've tried to color calibrate both ...
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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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How to select “white point” before calibrating a monitor with Spyder3 [duplicate]

My Samsung monitor has the following Color Modes Cool 2 Cool 1 Normal Warm 1 Warm 2 With factory settings, the monitor has a minor red tint; if I switch to Cool 1, it looks normal; whites look white. ...
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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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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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Color Calibration on Sharp LC-32LB370U monitor

I'm having trouble trying to fix the color for my Sharp LED monitor. This has been an issue for about a year or so, and I'd still like to use it, but the wrong colors are too distracting. I've gone ...
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Photo editing - brightness for web vs print - two files needed?

Re editing photos for both printing AND online viewing - I have calibrated my monitor with a Spyder Pro, so the printing should go fine, but the files are too bright/light when viewed online on other ...
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How to properly apply and use the monitor profile

I'm not so sure if I understand entirely the whole concept of applying the calibration profile or something goes wrong because: -Using FastPicture Viewer—to open a tagged sRGB file—which allows me to ...