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Poor Mans Calibration?

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Jun 22, 2010 19:19 |  #1

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer.Is there an easy way to calibrate the colors on my display screen?

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Jun 22, 2010 19:25 |  #2

Shy of purchasing an actual hardware calibration tool, Monitor Calibration Wizard does a very good job of soft calibration. You can download it here.....​/products/product_mcw.​asp (external link)

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Jun 22, 2010 21:21 |  #3

Without hardware to do the calibration, everythig is a best guess. A lot depends on your eyes color preception so it could be off. Get a Huey, they are like $80 and will get you where you need to go. Others are better, but the Huey is the cheapest. (external link)

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Jun 23, 2010 00:42 |  #4

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Jun 23, 2010 06:58 |  #5

Hardware calibration is best by far as it eliminates all doubt.

If you are a member of a camera club, it is possible you might be able to borrow one.

Since LCD screens became common, calibration need not be done nearly as regularly as it used to with CRT so using a borrowed or rented one would probably suffice.

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