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Monitor Calibration???

 
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Mar 15, 2008 03:17 |  #1

I "calibrated" my monitor with Photoshop 5.5 and now everything looks like crap. My photos are now way over exposed (and so are everyone else's), web pages look like crap (hard to even read text), and I really think I've done something wrong.

I adjusted contrast to maximum (which seemed strange to me...but I just did what I was told), brightness down until the box was almost black, ect.

Ive heard to set all my RGB settings on my monitor to 75 but didn't...is this just common knowledge the program expected me to know?


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Mar 15, 2008 05:52 |  #2

Did you use 'Adobe Gamma'? Do you have an LCD monitor?
The instructions are intended for CRT monitors and don't really work for LCDs :( If you want to calibrate an LCD monitor, you really need to use a hardware calibration device.


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Mar 18, 2008 22:02 |  #3

It is an LCD. I suppose I'll have to reach into the old pockets then. :: sigh ::


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