monitor calibration

Discussion in 'Photography' started by dink, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. dink

    dink Guest

    Any input on computer monitor calibration for photo printing purposes?
    I am concerned about ensuring the digital file I have manipulated, and
    used my monitor to view a satifactory result, will be printed as the
    monitor sees it.
    Confused? Do I need a Colourvision Spyder monitor calibrator and
    software to get professional, predictable results?

    Regards

    Kerry
     
    dink, Jan 21, 2004
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  2. Atart by knowing that there is no way that a print will match the monitor
    EXACTLY.

    A device like the Spyder monitor will, IMHO, be a waste of a lot of money.
    There are less costly ways to get good prints.

    1. Use a good printer. Start with the manufacturer's paper and ink. You
    can experiment with other paper and ink later on, but don't make things
    harder for yourself at the start.

    2. Your goal is matching the monitor display and the printer output using
    some software, probably a graphics program. A good program should come with
    help in doing that job, or help should be available eleswhere. Here is a
    recipe for Paint Shop Pro: http://www.campratty.com/1faq/faqpages/b9a.html.
    That site also has a lot of other advice for PSP users.
     
    Marvin Margoshes, Jan 21, 2004
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  3. if you are using Photoshop which is the only photo program
    follow the section on monitor calibration. I have my monitor
    and scanner all seeing the same. what I see is what I get
    but it took time little man it takes time. Good luck
    Any input on computer monitor calibration for photo printing
    purposes?
    I am concerned about ensuring the digital file I have
    manipulated, and
    used my monitor to view a satifactory result, will be
    printed as the
    monitor sees it.
    Confused? Do I need a Colourvision Spyder monitor calibrator
    and
    software to get professional, predictable results?

    Regards

    Kerry
     
    Boots Crofoot, Jan 31, 2004
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