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Calibration by eye

 
hubmacfan
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Jan 12, 2018 12:48 |  #1

I calibrate my monitor at regular intervals. Recently, someone recommended to me the "Damien Symonds method" of monitor calibration (external link).

This has me wondering, isn't the whole purpose of using a colorimeter to remove the "human element" from the calibration--to not rely upon a person's judgment?




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Jan 12, 2018 14:45 |  #2

That's correct. But of course you still have to make sure the calibration looks like your prints. Otherwise, what's the point?


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Jan 12, 2018 14:48 |  #3

I calibrated this cheap monitor by eye two years ago. As long as my prints come out exactly as I want them, I'm not going to do it any other way.
As far as how images look on the web, there are so many different possibilities for viewing web images, that I'm not going to worry about how mine look there. ; )


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Jan 12, 2018 14:51 |  #4

hubmacfan wrote in post #18539455 (external link)
I calibrate my monitor at regular intervals.

Which device do you have, and what screen?


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Jan 13, 2018 07:17 |  #5

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18539542 (external link)
I calibrated this cheap monitor by eye two years ago. As long as my prints come out exactly as I want them, I'm not going to do it any other way.
As far as how images look on the web, there are so many different possibilities for viewing web images, that I'm not going to worry about how mine look there. ; )

Me too.

But only a few years ago, this approach was heretical. :-)




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