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Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?

My monitor is calibrated (less than a month ago). I see the white/gold dress, but the highlights on the white piping have a blue tinge to me. However I have seen pics of the (supposedly) original ...
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Why not use a camera as a colorimeter?

Camera Colorimeter is an app on Google Play which uses the camera on your phone as a colorimeter for calibrating other devices. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.auralisoft....
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Should I return my new wide-gamut monitor or buy an expensive calibrator?

Yes - you need to calibrate your monitor. One option, which is what I did, is to buy a relatively cheap colorimeter, at the time the Huey Pro was generally available. I used it as a travel ...
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Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?

To me the image appears white with a bluish tint (perhaps even a light baby blue) and the gold. or brown. It just won't read as black no matter how hard I try to convince myself. I think its the black ...
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Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?

Viewing these three images side by side from this article makes it fairly obvious what is going on with the viral photo: Choices about exposure and white balance determine how colors in a photo are ...
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Xrite Colorchecker color specifications and 18% reflectance gray card

After further research, here is a partial answer taking as source Blog-Couleur: Quelles sont les valeurs RVB de la colorchecker ? and BabelColor PDF and the Xrite website. The last row seems to be ...
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Color calibration red color cast

If the image is accurate for color there can be a few things going on here. None easy to fix. As I had mentioned in an earlier answer about LED display technology, this is more than likely a ...
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How can I calibrate a Dell U2412M for 100% of Adobe RGB?

Carol, are you sure you have the U2414M? That's Dell's medium gamut variant of the monitor, covering about 75% of Adobe RGB. So I think that if that's the monitor you have, it's behaving as expected. ...
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Is calibrating a monitor for sRGB and CMYK different?

This is a very incomplete answer, but important in regards to terminology and understanding everything: RGB and CMYK are color models. They don't define what your monitor or printer can do, only how ...
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Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?

As a photographer, I understand both what I see (blue) and the likelihood that others don't "see" exactly what I see, for any number of reasons -- especially if you allow for different photos of the ...
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Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?

The image has an obvious yellow colour cast. If i wanted to correct it, i'd put the eyedropper on the white flecks on the fabric in the lower left, which results in a blue/black dress. If we wanted ...
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How can I fix the Pantone Huey Pro colour cast problem?

Users have identified the problem as faulty sensors however the problem is not faulty sensors but rather faulty filters. It appears that poor quality control has resulted in residue in the filters ...
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Why can't one calibrate a monitor with a DSLR & a color chart?

In theory, this seems fine, but a cheap color calibration device gives you steps 1 and 2 already done, plus 3 done with many, many more samples than a color chart, and 4 done automatically. I'm ...
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Is calibrating a monitor for sRGB and CMYK different?

In my opinion the designer is wrong. CMYK is NOT a subset of sRGB. It is a diferent color model. Let me explain. sRGB is a color profile for rgb colors. But actually it is close to a "color space" (...
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6500k calibrated monittor - what are the RGB values to represent a given monochromatic radiation of known wavelength?

You're not really trying to produce a reasonable representation of a single wavelength because, as you have noted, an RGB color reproduction system is not capable of doing that. (Unless that ...
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Why can't one calibrate a monitor with a DSLR & a color chart?

Taking an image "Outside" does not guarantee you D65 color temperature, unless measured. Also without having drivers adjusted to provide a D65 simulation on your monitor, the results can not be ...
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Is it possible to do non-destructive JPG color correction?

There is one piece of software that I know of that can handle it: BetterJPEG. I have downloaded the latest trial, and, as it says on its web page can do lossless full-image color and brightness ...
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Why does Colorhug calibration with laptop and Linux Mint 17.1 come out very red?

There are actually three possibilities here. First and most likely, I think, make sure you have the latest colorhug firmware. Run colorhug-flash to check. I have one of the very first colorhugs, and ...
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How do I set the RGB values of my monitor to match 6000K for calibration?

Well, if there was a magic RGB setting working for all monitors in the world, there would be no need for calibration anymore, now, would there? In order to bring your display to a given temperature, ...
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How to calibrate 2 monitors identically?

Is it possible to calibrate correctly and identically (or nearly) 2 monitors? Only if they're identical display types. There are many different types of LCD display, and several non-LCD display types ...
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Display Calibration For Viewing On Displays / Devices

Hum You are mixing diferent things here. Determine your white point. This is not the same as intensity. Ambient Light and ambient background Ambient light behind your monitor is a relative thing. ...
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Display Calibration For Viewing On Displays / Devices

I know that I cannot control other people's screens, but that is part of the question - if I cannot know the final circumstances of viewing, then what should guide my choice? The ISO standard for ...
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When to choose D65 and when to choose ambient light temperature for white point for display calibration?

The majority of the monitors released in at least the last 5-7 years should have the native white point at 6500K, unless it's some specialized display, which usually cost much more. If the native ...
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How can I best calibrate my MacBook Pro display using built-in, free or inexpensive software?

If you opt-click the Calibrate... button, you get the old 'mess of steps', once you check the Expert Mode box Without Opt... With Opt... It's still nowhere near as good as using a hardware ...
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Xrite Colorchecker color specifications and 18% reflectance gray card

The official specifications are available on X-Rite website at this URL: https://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?ID=938&Action=Support&SupportID=5884. The specifications have changed ...
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How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?

You should buy a calibrator(x-rite or spyder are the two main brands that come to mind) and do the calibration yourself. Having it calibrated there won't necessarily do you much good. For a proper ...
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How to fix oversaturation on a color-calibrated monitor?

Probably you did not use color calibration on your old laptop monitor, so when you adjusted the images in Lightroom, they looked right, but in an unmanaged environment. Consequently, bringing those ...
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Color calibration red color cast

Hope this helps.. I used to get a Cyan cast which is a similar kind of situation as you have here ( I think ). It turned out the measurement of ambient light during calibration was contaminated by ...
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Should I return my new wide-gamut monitor or buy an expensive calibrator?

1) Is it worth sucking it up and shelling out the dough for a calibrator, especially if don't print? Do these calibrators usually fix all issues like colors running hot and will my monitor be perfect ...
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Should I return my new wide-gamut monitor or buy an expensive calibrator?

Why do you think your Macbook or IPhone & IPad has the calibrated screens or why are you trying to achieve those colors. As you have adequately put, you have did your research and bought the "best ...
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