display calibration, my test image

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheGenerous, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
    I've calibrated my display — as an amateur — with some images for that purpose.

    I'm looking at this photograph in an iPad, two different generation MacBooks, and my display. They look so different from what I saw in the display.The images are different.

    Please tell me wich photograph looks better to you and if you used a display or other.

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  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    A) is the more accurate rendition I think...the second looks a little on the washed out side, but not dramatically so. Viewed on my iMac 27"
  3. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

    Apr 14, 2001
    Sendai, Japan
    You cannot test color accuracy by asking which image looks better. If the image you test it with has ****** colors, then an accurately calibrated monitor should display that image with ****** colors.
  4. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2010
    B looks better to me...A looks a bit overdone...but oreo is right, you really need to use a screen calibration device..such as a spyder to ensure your monitor is right.

    I know its not as much fun spending £££ on monitor calibrators when there are new exciting lenses and cameras to buy...but if you want your colours to be right you gotta bite the bullet...

    That said its not impossible to eyeball it, I've seen Amy dresser say she just calibrates her screen by eyeballing it....then again she is one of the worlds top retouchers....most of us arnt :(
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It's also impossible to do a useful visual calibration with an image with one color in it.
  6. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2003
    A looks better to me.

    I recently bought a Spyder Monitor Calibrator from B&H since the only way you are going to get a truly accurate is with a hardware device. After calibrating it, it gave me an analysis showing that the closest default setting was sRGB. It was about 2-4% difference between my calibration and the settings from sRGB

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