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Thread: Easy way to calibrate your monitor

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    Easy way to calibrate your monitor

    I'm using Windows 7 64 dual monitors for my photo editing & digital art work...

    I noticed that sometimes an image will often display differently between the two monitors... (contrast, hue, saturation, etc)....

    I've tried the Microsoft "way" to calibrate my monitors but I find it too tedious and I never get satisfactory results. And the two monitors still display differently....

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/w...e-your-display

    I've also noticed images also display differently among my 4 computers at home (2 Windows 7, 1 Ubuntu 10.04 & 1 OpenSuse 11) and my computers at work...

    I find this very frustrating...

    Anyone have any tips on how they calibrate their monitors?

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    Monitor calibration

    IMO, the only way is to use one of the colorimeters. You can get an entry level Spyder or Huey for under $80 (even cheaper on sale), and they work wonders. Rich

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    I use the spider 3 pro, I did have the pantone Huey and that calibrated brilliantly but they use a flimsy cable and it didn't last long before the cable kinked at the joint and broke contact with the unit.
    I like the spider it's so easy to use and it has a much thicker cable. I start with it in the holder to take ambient light reading, then hang it on the monitor and let it do it's thing. I do get a false reading on my IMac, the finished calibration is darker then it should be, nothing wrong with the colors but I do have to tweak the brightness after it's finished. I think it's because the monitor on the imac is a shiny screen and it causes some sort of reflection on the sensor.
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    Hi kenmo,
    Quote Originally Posted by kenmo View Post
    ~ Anyone have any tips on how they calibrate their monitors?
    There's a program called "Calibrize" that will do what you're after & it's a FREE download.
    I still can't post any links as yet...so try "www_dot_calibrize_dot_ com"

    HTH, Colin

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    Monitor calibration

    I do have the Huey and have used it on several monitors. It works really well and makes a huge difference in the appearance. No surprises when the prints come back from the processing. Rich

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