Monitor Calibration

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
 

JG271

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Dec 17, 2007
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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.
 

gazfocus

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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.
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?
 

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.
 

rupie94

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maybe you can download some sort of nvidia software whith which you can calibrate your screen really easy
 

scottydawg

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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.
 

gazfocus

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