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Murcielago4me
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Colour Calibration Using Laptop & Monitor

Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:26 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am having big-time issues with colour correction. Currently I am editing pictures on my laptop which has major colour calibration issues. I tried several workouts but all in vain. Thus, I am thinking of getting a monitor that can be physically connected to the laptop for display.

My question is that will the bad colour calibration from my laptop also reflect on the external monitor that I plug into it or will the monitor have its own correct calibration even if its plugged into a laptop which has an incorrect one?

Looking forward to your feedback.

Cheers!
 
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jid
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RE: Colour Calibration Using Laptop & Monitor

Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:06 pm

Why don't you just calibrate your laptop monitor? Remember you should calibrate it in the lighting conditions you will be using your laptop in if possible. I have an X-rite device that works well with both Mac and Win machines and rarely have colour issues.

All monitors be they laptop or stand alone should be calibrated or you will always struggle to get consistent, replicable results.

Good luck .. Jid
 
Murcielago4me
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RE: Colour Calibration Using Laptop & Monitor

Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:30 am

Thanks Jid. I tried calibrating my laptop display several times, but the overall colour tone of a picture which appears normal on my laptop appears wrong on other monitors.
 
ckw
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RE: Colour Calibration Using Laptop & Monitor

Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:48 am

How are you trying to calibrate the laptop? What are you using?

Cheers,

Colin
 
Murcielago4me
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RE: Colour Calibration Using Laptop & Monitor

Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:26 am

Quoting ckw (Reply 3):
How are you trying to calibrate the laptop? What are you using?

The stock windows calibration tool in Advanced Settings > Colour Management in the control panel.  
 
rubencarmona
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RE: Colour Calibration Using Laptop & Monitor

Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:36 pm

Quoting Murcielago4me (Reply 4):
The stock windows calibration tool in Advanced Settings > Colour Management in the control panel.

This won't give you reliable colors, as you'll do it by eye. You need a colorimeter (hardware sensor).
The one I use is the Spyder4Pro. No matter which one, they work similarly and are always better than your eyes, as they measure objectively.

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