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    Best way to calibrate monitor without hardware

    Anyone who has any good tips or softw for calibrating a monitor?

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    if you need the best way, you need some hardware colorimeter
    http://www.macworld.com/article/43612/2005/03/monitorcalibrator.html

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    try this:

    http://download.chip.eu/it/Merighi-DVD-Test_6777569.html

    not like a "hardware calibration" but in may be useful :D

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    Or use [URL="http://www.filesonic.com/file/922899934/CLTest.exe"]this[/URL] small but powerfull tool

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    There is also the color sync utility built into macs it relies on your eyes and is very subjective.

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    Without hardware, you are never going to achieve any kind of useful monitor calibration, for one very simple reason - the human eye is incapable of judging colours accurately.

    To grossly simplify an extremely complicated subject, the human eye always "compares" colours to what it perceives, at the time, to be "white".

    Unfortunately, the human eye is totally unreliable when it comes to judging what is actually "white".

    Another major problem with the eye (actually the eye/brain interpretation of light) is the inconsistency with which juxtapositions are perceived - that is to say, one colour can be perceived in dramatically different ways, according to which other colour is next to it.

    So, the eye, because it is always "adjusting" itself is incapable of applying a "standard" interpretation.

    That's why you need hardware!

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    No issue ..

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    The methods mentioned on that page, along with free softwares linked from it, was what I used before I had a colorimeter. Worked pretty good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert09 View Post
    if you need the best way, you need some hardware colorimeter
    http://www.macworld.com/article/43612/2005/03/monitorcalibrator.html
    Thank you can I use colorimeter on Windows also?

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    color munki

    Heard good things about color munki
    http://www.colormunki.com

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    Apple Cinema and Eizo monitors are great for stable calibration of monitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjlfpsup View Post
    Heard good things about color munki
    http://www.colormunki.com
    Can I use the software with any brand spectrophotometer?

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    ColorMunki can only be used with the ColorMunki hardware and is a something of a 'prosumer' solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob12345 View Post
    Without hardware, you are never going to achieve any kind of useful monitor calibration, for one very simple reason - the human eye is incapable of judging colours accurately.

    To grossly simplify an extremely complicated subject, the human eye always "compares" colours to what it perceives, at the time, to be "white".

    Unfortunately, the human eye is totally unreliable when it comes to judging what is actually "white".

    Another major problem with the eye (actually the eye/brain interpretation of light) is the inconsistency with which juxtapositions are perceived - that is to say, one colour can be perceived in dramatically different ways, according to which other colour is next to it.

    So, the eye, because it is always "adjusting" itself is incapable of applying a "standard" interpretation.

    That's why you need hardware!
    Totally agree, please don't calibrate a monitor without a colorimeter, I recommend you Spyder Pro 3 with ColorEyes by MindVision software

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    There is a very good way to do this and it costs nothing. Get a print from your preferred device that you consider to be accurate. ie. cyan is really cyan and so forth. Pick you colour standard. We like japan coated 2001. and then adjust you monitor until the display looks as close to the printed result as you can make it. When finished check that your basic solid colours are still in the right area. This will often work a lot better than expensive systems. It is not however a subsistute for real colour knowlege. Knowing your screen also helps a lot.

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