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EJWilkins 
Calibrating new monitor
28 Dec 2006 at 00:37 GMT
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Hello,

I've got a lovely new monitor but the colour is a bit out, everything leaps out of the screen. Does anybody know of a way of calibrating it manually, so the colours are a bit more realistic?

I've managed to sort out the contrast and brightness using the grey to white lines/bars I found online.

Thanks.

Ellie
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re: Calibrating new monitor
30 Dec 2006 at 01:59 GMT
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I've seen some programs on the net that claim to help you calibrate the monitor colour. They display a range of colours, and ask you to adjust the brightness/contrast of your monitor until you can see all the graduations between the various coloured blocks.

But in truth, the only reliable way to do it is to use one of the Pantone calibration probes. Here's a link to the Pantone Huey, which is their entry level offering: http://www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=79&ca=2

Disclaimer: We've got no financial etc links to Pantone. This is an unbiased recommendation.
EJWilkins 
re: Calibrating new monitor
1 Jan 2007 at 18:59 GMT
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Thanks for that. I've just found it on Amazon, it's a bit expensive for now especially as I'm angling for a new camera. I'll keep my eyes out for a lower price and hope for the best in the meantime.
 
re: Calibrating new monitor
8 Mar 2007 at 17:15 GMT
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If you are using a Mac you can do a fair job of calibration by going to the System Preferences and selecting Moniotr and going to the Color tab. Then follow the dialog. It gets one pretty much into the Ball Park as they say.

I don't know if they have anything similar in the PC world.

post replying to 's post:

>  Thanks for that. I've just found it on Amazon, it's a bit expensive for now especially as I'm angling for a new camera.
>  I'll keep my eyes out for a lower price and hope for the best in the meantime.


Anup Payyakkil 
re: Calibrating new monitor
16 Mar 2007 at 10:51 GMT
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The best option is to use a hardware and software based calibration method. I use a Spyder2Express from http://www.colorvision.com.

If you are looking for just software based calibration which relies on your eyes, then Adobe Gamma could be one option. Just google around for monitor calibration and you will find a lot of links.
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28 Dec 2017 at 11:54 GMT
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If you are using a Mac you can do a fair job of calibration by going to the System Preferences and selecting Moniotr and going to the Color tab. Then follow the dialog. It gets one pretty much into the Ball Park as they say. http://printablecalendar2018.info


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