dual monitors with 2 differnet colour temps.

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Daniel Kelly \(AKA Jack\), Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I have a dual monitor setup. Both monitors are identical and were bought
    together. But they display colours differently, even though the settings
    are exactly the same. And I can't seem to get rid of this problem, no
    matter how much tweaking of the manual colour ballance I do. I wonder if
    anyone else has had this problem?

    Equipment:

    2 x Iiiyama VM Pro 413 17" HM703UTABK
    Matrox P750 (latest BIOS and Drivers)
    Windows XP SP1

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
    Daniel Kelly \(AKA Jack\), Feb 6, 2004
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  2. Daniel Kelly \(AKA Jack\)

    Xalinai Guest

    What color balance are you changing, that of the monitor or something
    in the Matrox drivers?

    Michael
     
    Xalinai, Feb 6, 2004
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  3. Daniel Kelly \(AKA Jack\)

    Mister Max Guest

    (Xalinai) posted:
    I have never been able to get my two monitors even close. Both are Sony
    - 200S and G410. I have attempted to balance them with Adobe Gamma,
    Matrox (550), and the monitor controls. I've decided it's hopeless. -
    Max --
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    Mister Max, Feb 6, 2004
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  4. Daniel Kelly \(AKA Jack\)

    Porter Guest

    Yes, I've seen it, and rooted for solutions. Sometimes found
    them, and sometimes cannot. A couple things you might want to
    check that have tripped me up in the past:

    Are they both referencing the same correct driver, or is it
    possible that your Windows has slipped a plug/play plain vanilla
    driver (or even something else) onto one of them? Are you sure
    that every single setting is indeed the same? Even in all those
    little closets and drawers of all those assorted tabs? Are you
    comparing apples to apples? Meaning, are you viewing/checking
    with identical application screens on both of those two
    monitors.

    Have you tried reversing their positions on the desktop? Just
    to see if it's partly due to the way light is reflected in the
    room, and/or off of your other monitor? Even when I've had them
    perfect, they could still look different when my data wasn't
    identical, because one screen would be getting some reflected
    light off his companion.

    Porter
     
    Porter, Feb 6, 2004
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  5. Daniel Kelly \(AKA Jack\)

    Klaas Visser Guest

    This is pretty much normal for CRT monitors, even from the same
    manufacturing batch. I have two Sony monitors (driven by a Parhelia),
    and the secondary has a noticeable red tinge. I've messed with the
    monitor controls (particulary the individual RGB ones), and got closer.

    An issue with WinXP and dual monitors is that you can only load one
    profile for both monitors, so you need a colour calibration tool that
    copes with this. The Parhelia shipped with Coloreal, a calibration tool
    that will allow you to profile both monitors seperately, but uses teh
    one profile file. I tried this for a while, but much prefered using
    Adobe Gamma.

    As I use the primary monitor for the image, and the secondary only
    displays the palettes, etc, not having the secondary colour calibrated
    isn't a big issue for me.

    --
    cheers
    Klaas

    Learning without thought is labour lost;
    Thought without learning is perilous.
    - Confucius
     
    Klaas Visser, Feb 6, 2004
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  6. Thanks for your help, everyone!

    Thanks,
    Jack



     
    Daniel Kelly \(AKA Jack\), Feb 9, 2004
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