Adobe Gamma monitor calibration

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by My View, Jan 8, 2005.

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    My View Guest

    Hi All

    I use PS CS and want to calibrate my monitor using Adobe Gamma (as requested
    by my photo lab).
    Any recommendations/suggestions before I start?

    I had a first try at it yesterday but gave up after one of the first
    'wizard' screen said to "set contrast conrrol to its highest setting".
    This totally blew the screen colour out and any subsequent brightness
    settings made little difference.

    Why would you want the contrast setting to be maximum?

    I have a 17" Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 730 with GeForce4 Ti 4200 128Mb graphics
    card.

    regards

    PeterH
     
    My View, Jan 8, 2005
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    mono Guest

    I use PS CS and want to calibrate my monitor using Adobe Gamma (as
    requested
    Do it in subdued lighting without any reflections or side lighting on
    your screen. Set your desktop appearance to a neutral grey (128 128
    128) and close any open windows. Not fenestrations, applications.
    See it through to the end. Just how far off max contrast was your
    monitor to start with? Only adjust the brightness with reference to the
    small grey box inside the bigger black box NOT to get some colour
    correction on the monitor generally. Don't skip, or rush, or complete
    any stages with a preconceived result in mind, i.e. don't fake any
    stages. Set the gamma using the 3 colour setting (uncheck the single
    gamma only box). Squint at the settings to check for them blending one
    into the other, possibly from a greater distance from the monitor than
    you would usually. Set your gamma to the appropriate default for
    Windows or Mac. Use 6500k for your white point, chances are the monitor
    is at 9300k to start. Use the measure option to check this and take
    some time deciding which shade of grey is neutral with luck it'll tell
    you you've selected 6500k.

    You'll get a chance to view the before and after and to save your
    settings at the end or to ditch the lot and make no change so it's
    worth doing it all the way through. It'll probably look a lot different
    to how it was but your eyes and brain will accomodate that quickly
    enough. A calibrated monitor that looks a bit off initially is probably
    better than an uncalibrated monitor you've come to think of as normal.
    If it works for you don't forget to recalibrate every month or so as
    your monitor will probably drift out of calibration, use the same
    ambient conditions as the first time.
     
    mono, Jan 8, 2005
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    Husky Guest

    Husky, Jan 8, 2005
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    Donald Link Guest

    For its time the monitor was a very good monitor but it is getting a
    little old. With the prices of 19 and 21 inch monitors CRTs their is
    a lot to be said to looking for upgrading. I have found that if you
    go to Ebay you can pick up a very, very good 21 from a local seller
    for around a 100 dollars and picking it up. You ought to check.

    On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 07:53:31 GMT, "My View" <reply to
     
    Donald Link, Jan 9, 2005
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  5. I use a Mitsubishi Diamond Plus with the contrast set all the way up as
    instructed in Adobe Gamma. It looks perfect. Something undesirable is
    going on with your system or hardware.


    Steve

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    Monty Jake Monty, Jan 9, 2005
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    My View Guest

    I went back in and realised I was adjusting the extra settings within the
    graphics card options and not the control buttons on the front of the
    monitor itself.

    The setting on the monitor was in fact set to MAX contrast and all is well
    now.

    thanks

    PeterH
     
    My View, Jan 9, 2005
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