Just Calibrated my Monitor - WOW!

adk

macrumors 68000
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Nov 11, 2005
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Stuck in the middle with you
I just bought and used an Eye-one monitor calibrator, and wow! what a difference it makes! Photos really pop now. If you are at all serious about digital photos, go buy one of these things right now.
 

calebjohnston

macrumors 68000
Jan 24, 2006
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Any time I try to calibrate my monitor, it turns out exactly the same... except usually with a blue tint.
 

belair

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2004
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Luxland
Looks really usefull.
But 169 dollars. Thats a rahter expensive device.
How often would you have do recalibrate?
Or do you use it once and you are set for a couple of years.

Is the calibration software that comes on the mac not good enough?
What are the differences you have experienced after using this?

Sorry for all the questions.
 

adk

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Nov 11, 2005
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Stuck in the middle with you
belair said:
Looks really usefull.
But 169 dollars. Thats a rahter expensive device.
How often would you have do recalibrate?
Or do you use it once and you are set for a couple of years.

Is the calibration software that comes on the mac not good enough?
What are the differences you have experienced after using this?

Sorry for all the questions.

1. Yes, it is expensive. I actually share mine with a few other people, we split the cost of it (not sure if that's legal or not, but mods please don't crucify me)
2. The software suggests recalibrating once or twice a month in case anything changes, but I can't see it making a huge difference.
3. I have no complaints about the mac software. As most graphic design is done on macs, they actually did a pretty good job.
4. Overall, colors just "pop" more. before, photos of bright colors and any outdoor photos just didn't look real, it looked like there was a slight haze to them. Now, that's calibrated away and everything looks great.
 

belair

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2004
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Luxland
Thanks for the fast review.
I was actually considering doing what you did. Buy one and share it with a couple of friends. (only 1 or 2, i swear)
I used to be a graphic designer and I still like to think I am.
My apple Studio 21 display used to have great and accurate colors but I seem to have problems with my flatpanel.
I bought an Eizo screen. They have a very good "color management" reputation, but I am not totally satisfied.
I might actually buy one of these professionnal calibrators.

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