Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
Thread started 26 Jul 2006 (Wednesday) 10:03
Search threadPrev/next
POLL: "What do you use for color management?"
BlueEye
1
0.6%
ColorEyes
0
0%
Eye-One
25
16.2%
EZ-Color
5
3.2%
Huey
15
9.7%
Opix
4
2.6%
Spyder
44
28.6%
Other
5
3.2%
None
55
35.7%

154 voters, 154 votes given (any choice choices can be voted per member)). VOTING IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
BROWSE ALL POLLS
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

How do you calibrate you monitor?

 
tweatherred
Senior Member
Avatar
476 posts
Joined May 2005
Location: Augusta, GA
     
Jul 26, 2006 10:03 |  #1

I know monitor profiling and calibration has been discussed extensively here, but I can't get a good feel for the products everyone actually uses. I am getting ready to purchase a colorimeter and software, but want to see what will give me the most bang for the buck. Any comments in addition to your vote are appreciated; also do any of you calibrate your printer with a colorimeter or do most just do it by eye? Thanks in advance for your replies.

Note: Opix should be Optix above


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Picture ­ North ­ Carolina
Gaaaaa! DOH!! Oops!
9,163 posts
Likes: 170
Joined Apr 2006
Location: North Carolina
     
Jul 26, 2006 10:15 |  #2

Monaco EZColor Suite. Yes it costs more, but I have read a number of reviews that stated, for the money, it has the edge.


Website (external link) |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kster
Senior Member
Avatar
551 posts
Joined Jan 2006
Location: California, USA
     
Jul 26, 2006 10:41 as a reply to  @ Picture North Carolina's post |  #3

CannedHeat wrote:
Monaco EZColor Suite. Yes it costs more, but I have read a number of reviews that stated, for the money, it has the edge.

Same here.


1DmkIII and some lenses

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tsmith
Formerly known as Bluedog_XT
Avatar
10,429 posts
Likes: 25
Joined Jul 2005
Location: South_the 601
     
Jul 26, 2006 10:59 |  #4

I went the cheaper route purchasing the Huey and must say that it helped out what I thought was an issue all along _ flat reds and too bright.

When viewing peoples photos on the web its kinda hard to give advice or opinions if your monitor isn't calibrated somewhat.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jj1987
Goldmember
1,398 posts
Joined Oct 2005
Location: Florida
     
Jul 26, 2006 11:07 |  #5

I went for the gretag 2.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DavidW
Goldmember
3,165 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2005
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
     
Jul 26, 2006 11:31 |  #6

I don't find the options that helpful - not least because I presume by Opix you mean Monaco OPTIX XR.

I use OPTIX XR Pro - that, and Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Display 2 seem to be the two highest rated products overall (excluding specialist products that only calibrate certain monitors). They're also owned by the same company now - X-Rite, the company that owns Monaco, has bought out Gretag Macbeth.

The higher end Spyder products seem to come very close in comparitive reviews - but maybe fall a little short.

The cheaper solutions such as Huey work, and may be adequate for amateur use.


Probably a more important question is what sort of monitor your have. If it's a 6 bit TN based LCD, I'd spend money on a new monitor before trying to calibrated what you have. TN monitors (which includes every laptop panel I've ever used) tend to be rather poor for colour critical work, as the colours change as you move your head around the monitor.

I use a Dell 2005FPW, which is an 8 bit S-IPS based LCD. IPS is the best technology for colour rendition, closely followed by *VA (MVA and PVA). There's a database here (external link) that allows you to look up your monitor.

David

David




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tweatherred
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
476 posts
Joined May 2005
Location: Augusta, GA
     
Jul 26, 2006 12:43 |  #7

Thanks for all your replies so far. David: I intentionally left the choices limited to broad selections because there seem to be so many families within given product lines: e.g. Spyder, Spyder2, Spyder 2 pro, and so on. I felt if I mentioned every possible choice the poll would be ridiculously long. I did mean Optix; thanks for catching the typo. To answer your other question, I have the Apple 30" HD display, which is S-IPS according to the database you linked to.

I am not looking to get a several thousand dollar professional system, but I am willing to spend a few hundred dollars.


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
Avatar
75,877 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2528
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
Aug 27, 2006 08:19 |  #8

Adobe gamma comes with PS.
Monitor Calibration
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=158158


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

8,985 views & 0 likes for this thread
How do you calibrate you monitor?
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is CatchYou
1213 guests, 317 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.