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Help! The Colours On My Screen Are Way Off!  
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

Hello fellas.

I was just browsing through photos I had photographed today and found out the the colours on my screen are way off. The whites of one aircraft I photographed are too green-ish.

Are there any free monitor calibration programs out there?

Any help appreciated.

Regards,
Aero145

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4868 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/

1/3 of the way down the page


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5577 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4849 times:
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Aero

Get yourself a Spyder2 Express.

Fantastic little calibrator that will not break the bank.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

Hello Gary.

Thanks for this!

Regards,
David


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Thread starter):
found out the the colours on my screen are way off. The whites of one aircraft I photographed are too green-ish.

Could very well be your camera and not your monitor.


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 5):
Could very well be your camera and not your monitor.

Well, I don't understand how that's possible...

The whites were very good on my camera screen...

Every other photos I've taken have a greenish cast too on the whites, though taken with for example a 5D.

-David


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5577 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4718 times:
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David

Your white balance on the camera could be incorrectly selected.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

Thanks Gary...

Could you tell me what I should use?

I use AWB all the time. I never dare to use something else because I'm so afraid of selecting something stupid...

Regards,
David


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

That kind of 'humor' is for Non Av.

How can the white balance just change if nothing has been changed in the camera? I think 90& it is the screen, and I am asking for calibration programme. I got it, so I request this thread to be locked.


User currently offlineWhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4678 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 10):
How can the white balance just change if nothing has been changed in the camera?

That is why it is called AUTO White balance. It judges a color to be white at that time, and in that lighting condition. It could change every 10 seconds depending on the conditions you're shooting in. Just like your AF will adjust to the correct exposure, if you use Auto modes, just like the aperture and shutter settings will adjust to the appropriate setup.

Why don't you just post a few samples from the days shoot? Because if it's the WB, then we'll see that it's off on our screens as well. And if it was your monitor, all your whites would be off, not just your one set of photos.

- Jason DePodesta

[Edited 2006-08-15 15:01:59]

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5577 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4664 times:
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David

Quoting WhyWhyZed (Reply 11):
Why don't you just post a few samples from the days shoot?

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Regards

Gary


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4647 times:

Very good!

I'll do it...


User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Quoting Granite (Reply 2):
Aero

Get yourself a Spyder2 Express.

Fantastic little calibrator that will not break the bank.

Regards

Gary

David,

I don't know what this package costs abroad, but buying it here in Iceland would come close to "breaking the bank" - Christopher Lund has it for sale for IKR 12.450.

I to have seldom ventured into the land of manual-configured white balance, preferring to use the auto white balance setting.

How do the photos appear on the Mac? Does the white balance seem okay there?


Rgds,
A.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4615 times:
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Quoting Asgeirs (Reply 14):
Christopher Lund has it for sale for IKR 12.450

I know from experience that Iceland is expensive, but that's about 50% more expensive than the UK.



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 8):
That kind of 'humor' is for Non Av.

Not really, I enjoyed it here.

Quoting WhyWhyZed (Reply 9):
That is why it is called AUTO White balance. It judges a color to be white at that time, and in that lighting condition

YUP


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