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User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 33
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4247 times:

G'day
Well my great old 19"CRT finally died and i have just picked up a 19"LCD display.
Problem is after using the A.NET calibration program the screen is way and i mean way to bright.
So does anyone have any bright idea's on how to properly calibrate and LCD monitor?
I have adjusted it now so my current shots look pretty close to the truth but i am wondering if there should be any significant difference between and LCD and CRT calibration?
Thanks
Darren


2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
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User currently offlineCboyes From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4192 times:

Darren

I haven't had any personal experience with LCD monitors, but I have a copy of 'Real World Adobe Photoshop CS' by David Blatner and Bruce Fraser, and they have a bit of advice concerning the calibration of these monitors. Hopefully I wont be in breach of copyright if I paraphrase what they have to say.

They say it is less straightforward than calibrating a CRT. They suggest you really have only two choices:

(a) Use the factory-supplied ICC profile. They go on to mention that since LCDs don't vary nearly as much in manufacturing as CRTs and they don't have the brightness and contrast controls that constitute such a huge variable in CRTs, the factory profiles are generally more accurate for LCDs than they are for CRT monitors.

(b) Use a hardware-based profiling tool designed for LCDs. They mention GretagMacbeths's EyeOne and Spectrolino instruments. Also mentioned are Colorvisions' Monitor Spyder colorimeter and OptiCal software, and Monaco Systems' Optix package. I have no idea if any of these are available in Australia or how expensive they would be.

The final thing they mention is that you shouldn't use a colorimeter with a suction cup on an LCD - apparently it will rip the coating off the front of the LCD and I'm sure you don't want to do that.

Anyway, I hope this information is of some use to you, second-hand though it is.

Rgds
Craig Boyes

P.S. I've been a long time admirer of your work, particularly your cockpit window views. Keep it coming I say.


User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

Hi Craig
Thanks for the info its most helpfull.
Also appreciate the comments.
I have an RGB profile which i will use so i will give that a go and see what happens.
Thanks
Darren



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
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