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bluetooth
Feb 15, 2008, 11:24 AM
I just puchased the Dell 240WFP-HC Colour Monitor. I am impressed thus far however I would like to calibrate the monitor as the factory settings are usually set for office environments rather then for digital/graphic professionals.

Any tips or sites/links info would be greatly appreciated.

Upon initial appearance, things seem to be a tad bright and not completely crisp.

- Thanks

I have attached an image with current resolution settings etc.

I also connected through DVi as I understand this is superior for display to VGA, correct?



digitalnicotine
Feb 15, 2008, 02:30 PM
Here is a link you can try. Screen Check (http://photographerusa.com/screencheck/). You may also want to look into a color calibrator such as one of these (http://www.colorvision.com/product-mc.php). Good luck. :)

shecky
Feb 15, 2008, 02:59 PM
at a minimum, go to apple > system preferences > displays > color > calibrate and check "expert mode" and do a calibration.

bbeers
Feb 15, 2008, 03:16 PM
I recommend the Pantone Huey Pro. Does a good job on my machine and even check the light every so often and re adjusts the screen.

Huey Pro (http://pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=562&ca=2)

bluetooth
Feb 15, 2008, 09:34 PM
at a minimum, go to apple > system preferences > displays > color > calibrate and check "expert mode" and do a calibration.


Cheers Shecky - I did not even realize that option when I was poking around the display preference. I simply selected my display name from the menu. .

Those are also good links you guys provided, thanks for the info!

Here are some links that you among others may also find interesting:
http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/11791.html
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/#colorbands.png

adamzx3
Feb 15, 2008, 11:32 PM
I second getting a hardware calibrator if you want accurate color, while software calibration can get close, it's not that great.

klymr
Feb 16, 2008, 12:40 PM
at a minimum, go to apple > system preferences > displays > color > calibrate and check "expert mode" and do a calibration.

I had no idea OS X had a built in calibration thing. This MBP screen looks 100x better now. The colors are a ton more vivid now.

Hopefully I got it calibrated well enough that when I print stuff the color is close. Thanks for the tip shecky!