Monitor Calibration

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gazfocus, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    I have just set up my new 23" ACD and I am using it as my primary monitor with a 19" Samsung TV/Monitor as my secondary display until I can afford a 2nd ACD.

    Now...the problem is, a) the samsung looks extremely dull compared to the ACD, and b) in Photoshop, a white background is actually coming up cream/pale yellow.

    Is there a good free way of calibrating the Samsung?

    Thanks
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried system preferences, display, colour, calibration? I think you should be able to do most things with that, if you click on expert mode.
     
  3. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    The setup I'm using dual monitors with is a windows system. I have just tried the calibration you suggested with my MBP it works great, but is there any way of doing this in Windows?
     
  4. JG271 macrumors 6502a

    JG271

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    Ah sorry, should have read your sig!
    Photoshop should have the adobe gamma control panel, or gamma wizard built in, try that.
     
  5. rupie94 macrumors member

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    maybe you can download some sort of nvidia software whith which you can calibrate your screen really easy
     
  6. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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    I understand you don't want to spend the money but do consider getting an X-Rite calibration system in the future, it works for an unlimited number of computers (so you can do your laptop, desktop, work computer, etc.) and really does a beautiful job.
     
  7. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    ouch!!! just looked at the price of those things, and they're twice the cost of the monitor :(
     
  8. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure you were looking at the right thing but you should be looking at this one, usually around $175 but I have seen used ones for less: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JLO31M

    ( X-Rite Eye One Display 2 )
     
  9. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Highly recommend this one as well.
     
  10. kabunaru Guest

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    Try setting both monitors to AppleRGB colour profile and see how that is going to be like.
     

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