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    Junior Member lululoft is on a distinguished road
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    i disadvise the manual technique too.

    but here is one more link for soft calibration:
    http://www.altonatestsuite.com/en/index.php

    to adjust your gamma:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_correction
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    You can fiddle around with soft calibration to your heart's content, but if you want consistent and accurate colour in your prints, the purchase and use of a hardware calibration device to profile your monitor, together with a properly colour-managed workflow will save you endless trial-and-error, ultimately saving you money in wasted ink, paper and time.

    The bottom line is, a hardware profiling device will, before very long, pay for itself.

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    best as one meter from the Gretag Eye One down. so you can monitor any calibration options. But not all 100% true to color

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    the old Adobe Gamma, is ok for me, but eye one is not that expensive.

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    Without a hardware colorimeters I get good results with Atrise Lutcurve
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    the best you can do assigning wide profile for your monitor but without stable monitor an calipration device you cant make accurate color on your monitor profilemaker is good for monitor profile

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    I used to calibrate Eizo CG21 monitors with a Colorvision Spyder, it was an easy job, but the problem with the CG21 and many other LCD panels is that the colour often isn't even across the whole display. The CG21s suffered from a dark cast in the corners.

    You also need a large hood to exclude ambient light, as changing light through windows or even just reflected from white walls make everything look different.

    Add the fact that the users would often tear off the "Monitor Calibrated" labels so that they could turn the brightness up or down to their own preference, it was a thankless task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjlfpsup View Post
    Heard good things about color munki
    http://www.colormunki.com
    In Mac OS X use utulites "Color Sync"

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    Hands down Atrise Lutcurve is the best program I have seen to calibrate by eye. It takes about 15 minutes to do an accurate calibration.

    You will also need a profile for your monitor. Use Phoenix EDID Designer to read out the XY coordinates of your monitors primaries, then LProf to create the profile. Set it as your monitors default profile. This will generally give a more accurate profile than the manufacturers 'canned' profile.

    I also find Monitor Calibration Wizard handy, not for its calibration features, but to store multiple LUTs (for different ambient lighting conditions) and switch between them, and also to stop other programs from overriding the LUT.

    On a Mac the Colorsync utility does an OK job provided your monitor is fairly uniform to start with, and is very quick/easy to use for the job it does.

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    Does any1 knows if Spyder Pro from Pantone is usefull? Because i've been looking for it and it's very expensive... So does it really works????

    Like always if you have One Samsung Display and then another brand its has different properties, so i'ts almost impossible to get the same on color in both of them...

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    ArgyllCMS+DispcalGUI+i1, it did a great job on my Samsung F2380.


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    I think it should use colorimeter device.

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    ^

    +1. There are cheap colorimeters in the market. ANYONE who is working in some graphic industry should have colorimeter at least.

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    Cheapo hardware is better than no hardware at all...

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    To achive a good calibration you need hardware, a good monitor (at least 170º viewing angle) and also need good ligth conditions (flourescent lamps with 5000º Kelvin). I have lamps from JUST, calibrator from GRETAG and monitor from NEC. This is a 5000 USD solution.

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