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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Hi Guys

I am getting tons of rejections with dark. Well, I am using new monitors   Could anyone give me again this good calibration programm for monitors ?

Thanks very much !


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User currently offlineteopilot From Italy, joined Jul 2010, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Calibration program... sounds new to me (sorry for that, I'm still a newbie!), as the monitor calibration sound new to me as well.

Could you please tell me what is it and what is it for?

I suppose is something to calibrate the monitor, by what Rotate said,... but what are the benefits?

User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

You should get a calibrator (hardware). The Spyder3s are on sale now. Check Adorama, the Express is U$D 73 and the Pro around U$D 130!

Gripped 7D + Sigma 10-20mm + 17-40L + 50mm f/1.8 II + 70-200mm f/4L IS + EF 400mm f/5.6L + 580EX II
User currently offlineothic From Sweden, joined Jun 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

go whit the Pantone Huey Pro 89USD at adorama

A boy learn's much more at the airport then he do at school
User currently offlineckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

There are 2 approaches to monitor calibration. One is to use a software program - if you have Photoshop, Adobe Gamma is perhaps as good as you can get for software, but I think there are a number of freeware packages available as well.

These are not too bad for setting the black and white points of your monitor, and may address the problem you are having with dark images.

But software alone is not very good for getting colors spot on, as although they allow color adjustment, the process is very subjective. For color you need one of the hardware devices mentioned above which are capable of setting colour in absolute terms.

In terms of investment, monitor calibration is not a one off task - probably should be done monthly, so the hardware actually works out as good value for money over time.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlinegranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
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I've been using a Spyder calibration device for some years now. Works great for me.

On-screen pop up every month to say calibration is requiring update/check.


Gary Watt - Granite
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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Ui! Thx vm for all the Suggestions ... I might go with the spyder.


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