Profiling both LCD screens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by joelw135, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. joelw135 macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #1
    I have been toying with the idea of buying a profiling tool, but have one question. I have a 24" iMac 3.06 with 4Gb of RAM. I have a 22" LCD attached to the Mini DVI out. How do I profile the external LCD, will the profiling tool such as a Huey Pro understand that this 22" LCD is not the iMac?
     
  2. Cory5412 macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona
    #2
    On my iMac with an external display, I just drag the window for the calibration application over to the other display, and it understands that I want the external monitor calibrated. I don't know exactly how the Pantone/Huey software works, but on my X-Rite i1 Display with whatever software was included there, it works perfectly.
     
  3. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #3
    OK thanks, I guess the tool is on my list to purchase. My new AOC is beautiful but adjusting the color using the Apple utility is more than hard.
     
  4. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #4
    Forgot to ask when profiling using a device do you have to use the LCD controls or is it done with the software for the device?
     
  5. Padaung macrumors 6502

    Padaung

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    The Huey Pro works in a similar way - you just drag the application window onto the second screen to calibrate it.

    Most calibrators require you to adjust the screen to within a certain brightness/contrast range using the monitor controls, and then the calibrator takes over and does the rest by setting the profile. Not sure exactly how it all works with these things, but work they do! And very effectively, too...

    I've used the EyeOne and Huey Pro and both have produced results that I have been happy with. I didn't get to use the EyeOne with a multiple monitor arrangement so I don't know if it works for such a set-up.
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California
    #6
    If you buy the lowest priced EyeOne then the included software will only profile the "primary" display. To do both you have to pay extra to unlock an aditional feature set. But it is very esy to work around. What you do is change in preferences which monitor is "primary". They sell multiple versions of the EyeOne. Each has identical hardware and th software is the same too only more features get unlocked.

    So the worst case is you have to do some extra mouse clicking to make it work but work it will.
     
  7. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #7
    Thank you both for all the info, I am going to get a unit in the near future. As far as I see the iMac is very near perfect as the prints from the Canon Pro 9000 look like a perfect match to the screen. The new AOC has a slight green tint that I can adjust out but prefer to do it with a profiler.
     

Share This Page