Photo on Desktop greenish, laptop pinkish

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Josh, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Josh

    Josh Guest

    Hello all.

    Well in continuing my foray into digital photography I noticed that
    when editing the same black and white photo on my desktop machine (20"
    Mac Cinema Display Titanium on a Dual G5) the shot has a slight
    greenish cast which I noticed one day when I moved the photo over to my
    laptop. And on my laptop (G4 15.2" powerbook titanium) the image was a
    little pinkish. You notice these things only when the screens are near
    eachother, but I know my brain probably corrects for me when I have no
    comparison. Of course these colors are probably being introduced into
    my color photos as well even if I cannot tell.

    Well I'd like to get a calibration system to make the correction. Can
    someone recommend a less than $300 or so solution. I did a lot of
    google searching and read up on the eye-one and the spyder2 but really
    cannot figure out which one would be the best for my setup (all LCD).

    Josh, Jan 28, 2005
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    jjs Guest

    If we are talking about B&W, then why not just eliminate the color. After
    you have the tones you want, make it a 16-bit greyscale. There won't be any
    pinks, greens, etc.. or shouldn't be!
    jjs, Jan 28, 2005
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  3. Josh

    Josh Guest

    I have done that - it's the actual view on the screen that's a color
    cast. It's more of a hardware profile issue I think. I need to
    neutralize the color cast in general, not just for this specific photo
    (it's all black and white photos, and I'd think color as well, but not
    as obvious). Thanks.

    Josh, Jan 28, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    Well I'd like to get a calibration system to make the correc­tion. Can

    I'm using the ColorVision Spyder (but not Spyder2) ... a couple years
    ago in an advanced Photoshop workshop digital guru Bill Atkinson
    remarked that the Eye-One did a much better job on LCDs than the Spyder
    (he had recently switched from the Sypder to the E-1). Dunno how true
    that is today but if I were buying a calibration system for an LCD I'd
    get the Eye-One.

    Bill Hilton, Jan 28, 2005
  5. Josh

    Josh Guest

    Thanks! That's exactly the advice I needed. I'll probably go order the
    eye-one (I was leaning owards it anyway)

    Josh, Jan 28, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Personally, I'd go for the Eye One.
    Hecate, Jan 29, 2005
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