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Nov 23, 2013 00:15 |  #1


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Nov 23, 2013 09:23 |  #2

#1 looks pretty dull. Some side light would have been nice. I like #2, but wish they weren't so centered top to bottom.


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Nov 23, 2013 10:00 |  #3

Thanks for the comment!
I think I have some problem with my screen. How do you normally calibrate it and do you use a tool for that?


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Nov 23, 2013 12:08 |  #4

You'll want a decent calibration tool:
http://www.amazon.com …%2Ck%3Aspyder+c​alibration (external link)

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and this guy has a great page for helping to use them:
http://www.damiensymon​ds.com.au/calibration.​html (external link)


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Nov 23, 2013 13:08 |  #5

Your first image is really quite dark.

The second image, two hooded mergansers, is too centered vertically as mentioned. It might make two separate shots, male, female.

Calibration? Use a calibration device. I use the Spyder. The latest units allow you to set the monitor brightness which can solve a host of issues.

I recently ran across an article on how to calibrate using Photoshop. I've not read it in detail and don't need it but it's here - http://www.slrlounge.c​om …libration-using-photoshop (external link). It appears to recommend knowing, understanding, and using the histogram, all good ideas. I'm just not sure of the logic of using a $300~$400 dollar software package as a substitute for a $150 calibration tool.

You can also use the test strips found on many sites like DPReview.com for monitor brightness/contrast.


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Nov 23, 2013 22:29 |  #6

I also use the Spyder and it can make a HUGE difference. Prior to having my monitor calibrated, I edited all my pictures and they looked great..until I got one in particular printed. It was so dark that the picture was usless; after calibrating my monitor, I discovered that the "brightness" on my monitor was apparently set to off the charts in factory. I'd definitely invest in a good calibration software.


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Nov 24, 2013 07:00 |  #7

Fitness Freak wrote in post #16475531 (external link)
I also use the Spyder and it can make a HUGE difference. Prior to having my monitor calibrated, I edited all my pictures and they looked great..until I got one in particular printed. It was so dark that the picture was usless; after calibrating my monitor, I discovered that the "brightness" on my monitor was apparently set to off the charts in factory. I'd definitely invest in a good calibration software.

This is exactly where I was too. Spyder does a great job.


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Nov 24, 2013 12:51 |  #8

Thanks all of you! Got a spyder and will make the basis right first.


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