Monitor calibration and default hardware white point

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Dave, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I am trying to generate a color profile for my monitor using the Adobe
    Gamma that comes with Photoshop (I have version 7). I have already
    spent a lot more time on this than I intended -- searching the Internet
    for tutorials and resources on the subject, and I just want to generate
    a general-purpose color profile; e.g., my needs aren't specific to
    print, web, video, etc.

    I have downloaded canned ICM profiles for my monitor targeted at 5000,
    6500, and 9300K. Most resources seem to indicate that a color
    temperature of 6500K is desirable for most purposes. However, the
    default hardware color temperature that my monitor is set to is 9300K.
    Am I supposed to change my *monitor* temperature to 6500K in addition to
    the software settings? Because when I do, the screen looks awfully dark
    and yellow -- not at all what I am used to. And I would assume that the
    factory defaults would be a closer baseline to what is most comfortable
    to the eye.

    But anyway, could someone please tell me if this is the correct
    procedure to calibrating the monitor through Adobe Gamma for 6500K:

    1.) Change my monitor from the default setting to 6500K
    2.) Load the 6500K canned ICM in Adobe Gamma as the starting point
    3.) Calibrate from there

    When doing so, I noticed several strange things:
    1) The phosphors are listed as "custom" but I am almost positive it is
    Triniton, and 2) the Gamma value is listed as custom instead of "Windows
    Default" with a value of 2.50. 3) The hardware white point is listed at
    5000K. Oddly, I repeated the same steps using the default 9300K monitor
    setting and 9300K ICM, and the values are the same.

    FWIW, the monitor I have is a 21 inch CRT, IBM 6558 P202; it's
    manufactured by Sony from what I've read.

    Any help would be much appreciated. I am really new to color management
    and right now I don't have much time to invest in learning, but would
    like to at least generate at least a *reasonably* optimized color
    profile that is better than not nothing, which is what I have now.

    Thank you.

    Dave, Sep 29, 2004
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  2. Dave

    . .:xcat:: Guest

    leave it that way - (if it's original profile for your monitor)

    ? set to windows default - 2.20

    set to 6500

    . .:xcat::, Oct 1, 2004
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    Klaus Madsen Guest

    Hi Dave

    Here are all the help you need (I think :)

    Regards Klaus
    Klaus Madsen, Oct 19, 2004
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