kirkt wrote in post #18032442
Have you downloaded and used the newest incarnation of DispcalGUI- now known as DispCAL? It seems like it has been made easier to use and there is a Quick Start guide to follow that might make things easier.http://displaycal.net
take a look and see if it is useful.
Actually, I found it about an hour before you posted this, and I was so excited to find it (after so many years of looking for something like it) that I didn't have the presence of mind to come back here and post about it! I really hope you didn't put a lot of time into looking for it.
Anyway, after running it, I loaded up that same image from the pattern print into PS Elements and I could tell immediately that it was different from before. It now matches the prints that I said before were "too red." So, with no proofing or adjustment of any kind, the screen image is now a good match with the print.
Of course, I LIKED the screen image I had before! So what this means is that almost all the portraits I've been working on for the last 2 months (since I got Portrait Professional and the NIK collection) are really, really horrible! REALLY horrible! (I don't know why but it seems that the only images affected are ones that I used those 2 programs on.) I haven't found any other images that look bad except portraits, and I guess that's because the Red component is a lot higher now.
And, even though I found it myself, I wouldn't even have looked for it if you hadn't brought up color management, so thanks for that. I've always felt kind of iffy about the profiles that Spyder was creating and I feel really good about this one. And the Quick Start guide did do the trick. Just as a matter of interest, the Spyder calibration takes about 15 minutes; the DisplayCAL calibration took 2 hours!
So I have lots of portraits to fix now but that's pretty minor considering that my display is probably really right for the first time.