i purchased a Dell UP 2716D wide gamut monitor and calibrated it with Dell XRite i1Display Pro and am really struggling with the workflow now. The monitor supports internal hardware LUT calibration.
The following questions came up:
1) If i did not use the HW calibration then the colours on the monitor looked VERY yellow but the calibrator results were very good. All the delta E values were around 1.0. I cannot figure out why the result is so yellow. During calibration i could not get the RGB values to the required center level in the software. Could this cause this? Or should the software automatically adjust for this? Should it calibrate properly with non center level RGB values?
2) If i performed the HW calibration (with DUCCS) and set the monitor to "AdobeRGB" then the calibration result is better to the eye but the delta E values reach 2.4.
So i opted for the HW calibration:
3) Since my monitor is now calibrated in AdobeRGB mode, does it mean that all the jpg files i view in the web will get stretched to the AdobeRGB colorspace meaning that i see them differently from what was intended?
4) After the HW calibration i still get an icc profile, why is this required? The calibration should all be inside the monitor LUT now? Anyway, the profile was set as windows icc profile.
5) What should i use for the working space RGB color? I assume it is the resulting icc profile (WIDE.icc). What should i select for the assigned profile? (i assume it is the same WIDE.icc)
6) Having set the WIDE.icc profile as "working space" and "assigned profile" in Photoshop, how should i save the images as jpg? If i convert the images to sRGB before saving then the images look different (oversaturated colours) in non colour managed programs. If i DO NOT convert them then the saved jpg images look exactly the same in non colour managed programs as in PS. Which version of the image now other people see when they view in in the web? Note that i am not embedding the ICC profile in the images since that may or may not work for different browsers etc.