Monitor White Point

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by No Where Man, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. No Where Man

    No Where Man Guest

    I finally broke down and purchased an EYEOne Display to calibrate my
    monitor. The suggested monitor white point is either 5000 or 6500. Default
    for my monitor is 9300.

    I have varying lighting conditions that I work under (some out of my
    control). Is there anything wrong with using a monitor white point of 9300
    for calibration?
     
    No Where Man, Sep 12, 2004
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "No Where Man"
    It's too blue.
     
    Bill Hilton, Sep 12, 2004
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  3. I agree with Bill. Everything seems to have a blue cast @ 9300K.

    See: <http://www.ltlimagery.com/monitordisplay.htm>.
     
    Thomas G. Madsen, Sep 12, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    Is there anything wrong with using a monitor white point of 9300
    Yes. If you leave your monitor's white point set to 9300, nothing on your
    monitor will match the real world.

    9300 degrees Kelvin isn't white. It's blue. Everything on your monitor will be
    too blue if you don't choose a more reasonable white point.

    If you are used to using a monitor set to 9300, then when you set it to 6500,
    it will seem yellow. That's because your eye and your brain are accustomed to
    compensating for an image that is far too blue. Once you get used to working at
    6500, you'll be able to spot a monitor set to 9300 from across the
    room--because it will look like a harsh, glaring blue, not white.
     
    Tacit, Sep 12, 2004
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  5. No Where Man

    Hecate Guest

    Yes, because it's blue. Use 6500. When I first changed to that a long
    time ago everything looked rather yellow. Now I don't notice the
    difference except if I look at uncalibrated monitor where everything
    looks too cold (e.g.blue).
     
    Hecate, Sep 13, 2004
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