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LCD Settings

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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 11:43:19 AM by Thefinalmiracle
I browsed and googled quite many sites to find the right settings of Contrast, Brightness and other settings for an LCD monitor. I bought myself a Samsung LCD monitor of 20.5 inches.. but I am still struggling to find the right settings.



Any advices?
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Red
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 11:59:57 AM by Red
If you don't use a special color calibration device to color tune your monitor you will have to eyeball it and your color settings will change as the light in your room changes. I know you know that. It's hard to adjust to a new monitor, they are so much better now then when they first came out. I took me a long time to adjust, I miss a really good CRT. Here is a good page to check for making some adjustments if you just want to use their test images - LCD Monitor Test Images


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Fleyeing
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 12:36:14 PM by Fleyeing
Four utilities I came across : Click for article (scroll down till bottom: Monitor calibration)
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Phakimata
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 12:50:12 PM by Phakimata
This all depends on under what light you sit.

You can quiet well calibrate your monitor with the utilities your computer already has. Just make sure that whenever you work on photos that you always use the exact same ambient light in that room/office.


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BCritchley
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 13:40:40 PM by BCritchley - member is an admin
I bought a pro spyder 3, set mine up for me, brilliant....................
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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 13:58:54 PM by Thefinalmiracle
Thanks everyone!
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Moonb007
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 15:24:19 PM by Moonb007
I own the regular Spyder 3 and love it. Its very easy to set up and makes sure everything looks like it should.
My main camera is a Canon EOS 6D with multiple types of len...

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Diavata
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 16:19:59 PM by Diavata
I still use the old spider express but it sure was a difference after I calibrated my monitor with it (my monitor was way too dark, but not anymore now)
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Afagundes
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 20:21:59 PM by Afagundes
You definitely need to calibrate your monitor.
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Wisconsinart
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Message posted at 04/14/2011, 22:14:45 PM by Wisconsinart
I have the Pantone Huey



There are better but it's a great price. Not one rejection ever for off color and similar issues.
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TMarchev
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Message posted at 10/18/2011, 01:33:02 AM by TMarchev
Need color profile... and default monitor settings:)


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Moonb007
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Message posted at 10/23/2011, 22:38:41 PM by Moonb007
I also have a spyder 3 and love it...works like a charm on my Samsung LCD monitor.
My main camera is a Canon EOS 6D with multiple types of len...

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