Monitor Calibration - Adobe Gamma

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dennis Hughes, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. When I adjust the contrast, brightness, etc of an image in psd format and it
    looks just fine on screen.

    If I save it as a jpg using save for the web, the image is noticeable more
    washed out on the monitor. If I open the jpg in the Windows viewer, it is
    also somewhat washed out, yet the same image looks just fine in the psd

    Has anybody else experienced this?

    Any thoughts?

    I haven't run Adobe Gamma to calibrate my monitor, but thought that might be
    a good idea. I can't find it. PS Help doesn't tell me how to get to it,
    just to run it.

    Thanks and happy new year,

    Dennis Hughes, Dec 31, 2004
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  2. Dennis Hughes

    howldog Guest

    when i'm working in photoshop on images i know will beviewed via a
    monitor, in my color settings, i change the RGB input to sRGB, or,
    sometimes, whatever profile my monitor is using, it says Monitor at
    the beginning of the name. That usually does the trick for me, makes
    images in photoshop look exactly like they will viewed by windows
    howldog, Dec 31, 2004
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  3. Dennis Hughes

    mono Guest

    tsk, tsk,
    Run it from Start-Settings-Control Panel-Adobe Gamma. Not recommended
    if your monitor is a TFT as it's designed for CRT monitors. Pay
    particular attention to the ambient lighting before you start as this
    will influence your results. Once done you should recalibrate at
    monthly or so intervals.

    HTH and a HNYTYT

    (the other one)
    mono, Dec 31, 2004
  4. Brian,

    Found Gamma in the control panel. That location might be a good addition to
    the Adobe help.

    Since I've got a Samsung LCD, guess I'll skip it.


    Dennis Hughes, Dec 31, 2004
  5. Howldog,

    Great idea, I'll give it a try. Didn't even know this was an option.

    Dennis Hughes, Dec 31, 2004
  6. Dennis Hughes

    Michael 23 Guest

    If I save it as a jpg using save for the web

    in my experience, save for web can have drastically different results, and
    output varies depending on your
    output settings, try playing with the different save settings and see what
    you get.
    Michael 23, Dec 31, 2004
  7. Dennis Hughes

    lew Guest

    You might check the Samsung site to see if they have/provide a calibration
    app for their lcd.

    I recently bought a LG L1930B lcd & LGElectronics provide a calibration
    app, Colorific, which does both lcd & crt; it was much simpler to calibrate
    than adobe gamma even if a few of the processes were the same. Colorific
    requires a provided color-card which is also used when calibration.
    lew, Dec 31, 2004
  8. Sure. When saving for web, remember to first convert to the gamut of
    a 10 year old low-end monitor. That is convert to sRGB. This is what
    Microsoft assumes is all we can afford after paying for their products.

    We need a Mozilla Firefox and an Internet Explorer that understands
    embedded ICC profiles.
    Povl H. Pedersen, Jan 2, 2005
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