monitor calibration, gamma setting

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Wilfried, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Wilfried

    Wilfried Guest

    Hello all,
    I am editing my photos on a laptop (yes, I know that a laptop screen is
    suboptimal for this), presenting them on a LCD TV screen (Sony
    KDL-32EX402) and some of them are to be printed on an inkjet printer or
    a commercial printing service.

    I experienced that most jpegs coming from cameras are displayed
    satisfactory on the laptop as well as on the TV, and also on printouts.

    But the best pictures come from high contrast photos (such as back-light
    or dawn). I shoot them in RAW and reduce the high contrast by editing
    them on the laptop. These photos either look well on the laptop but are
    much too bright on the TV or are OK on the TV and much too dark on the
    I purchased a colorimeter (Spyder 3 Elite) and started calibrating the
    monitors (both the laptop and the TV). I found that using the default
    Spyder 3 setting of gamma 2.2 for the monitor does not solve the
    problem. If I set gamma to 1.4 in Spyder 3, the photos are looking quite
    similar on the laptop and the TV, but now they are looking too dark on
    other PCs. (I did not yet test printout of these photos.)

    Now my question: Which gamma setting in Spyder 3 is preferable for
    calibrating the laptop monitor?
    Or, how can I achive good results on the TV as well as on printouts?

    Thanks for any hints,
    Wilfried, Feb 26, 2012
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  2. Wilfried

    Wilfried Guest

    Hello all,
    please follow the already started discussion at
    (same subject)
    Wilfried, Feb 28, 2012
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