Color Profile

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mr.Noisy, Oct 23, 2007.

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    Mr.Noisy

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    I was messing with my systems color profiles last night, I usually calibrate the monitor my spyder, but had a look at Adobe RGB (1998), made some images look slightly washed out but most images looked bang on.
    I was just wondering how many people use Adobe RGB (1998) and how happy are you using it, or if your calibrating your monitor are you happy with that ?
    Just curious as i can't make my mind up which color profile to use and thought your feedback would be a great help ;)

    thanks guys :D

    p.s.
    Sorry for the naff thread title
     
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    Father Jack

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    There's not much point calibrating your monitor with Spyder then disregarding that profile to use Adobe RGB 1998. Do you think the Spyder generated profile is wrong?
     
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    Mr.Noisy

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    Not so much wrong, I was having a bored moment, and after looking at other color profiles, my colors seem a little dark after calibration, or at least thats what i convinced myself after messing about, but a mate said my calibrated profile colors look ok, nice and rich, Tomorrow, i'm gonna re-calibrate & with a pinch of luck that should put my mind at rest :eek:
     
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    If you want to evaluate your system you have to do a "full circle" check. shoot a color chart then put the cart next to your monitor, do the colors look like the chart? Try printing. Does the print look like the chart? Actually you don't need a real color chart any colored object will do as long as the surface is not glossy, but charts have a good sampling of color and gray scale.
     
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    Father Jack

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    I've been using Spyder 2 pro for a while now and find it accurate ... :)
    Hopefully your's will be as well .... :)

    FJ
     

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