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Finally got my calibrator back...

 
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Dec 14, 2008 14:36 |  #1

So I finally got my calibrator back, and I guess I got so use to the uncalibrated color profile that I don't trust that my hueypro is functional properly. I was going to make some test prints, but I wanted to know if there were any default test prints I should make. Like are there any specific photos I should print to judge if my monitor is properly calibrated?


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Dec 14, 2008 14:56 |  #2

Always best to print something that you took... you were there..or very familiar things where you can remember the colors, hues...etc... accurately.

If you have an image with true white in it that hasn't been blown out.... do an auto white balance and print it. Hopefully it also has a good spectrum of colors in it, skin tones which are probably the hardest to get right, and a wide dynamic range. That is probably the best bet. I wouldn't use someone elses image...

Of course all this assumes your printer is properly calibrated and is capable of printing the entire gamut of your image/monitor. Almost none can.

Generally, if there is no color cast in the print... you're pretty much there.


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Dec 14, 2008 15:00 |  #3

Well I was just going to do some prints at CVS to test out the color to see if they are accurate. I had my monitor calibrated properly before and then I formatted it. I applied my old color profile and things just looked off, compared to the default profile. I finally got my calibrator back after several months and I did a calibration and it seems that my old / new profiles are fairly similar. The major difference is the contrast, my new profile has a tad bit more contrast, enough to make hair blend into black backgrounds. I guess I just have to get use to this color profile, the default one was more pleasing to my eye. I did a quick comparison to some moocard prints I've made and this color profile seems accurate enough.


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