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Author Topic: Dual Monitor & Qimage - where lies the conflict?  (Read 17574 times)
victorul
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« on: March 01, 2010, 05:10:29 AM »

 Hi everybody,
I don't know whether I have a problem with my monitor / qimage set-up or not.
My PC's OS is WIN XP home SP3, the Video card a NVIDIA Quadro FX 380
I have a dual monitor system, the newest one (which I would like to use as the default)
a HP LP2275w and a Samsung Syncmaster 940T.
Both are supposed to be calibrated with a "huey PRO" (I don't know what is supposed to be PRO on it
Upon starting the Qimage Prof. Ed. v2010.1001 a message appears (see_01)
"The monitor profile in your WINDOWS display properties is
different from the monitor profile profile identified in Qimage.
Windows is using the samsung, Qimage is using the HP
Based on a recommendation from another thread in dpreview, I also have
Color Settings (a WIN utility) installed (see_02)
This one should let me take control of which monitor to set to default.
As you can see, it set correctly to my prefence.
With the video card came also an utility. This one also let's me (amongst other things)
set the default monitor. As you can see, the settings are all according to my preference.
So, how come I still get the error message from Qimage? Is it WIN XP or Qimage or the fact that
two utilities are set to the HP have the same outcome as minus x minus = plus?
See_04 is from my control panel - does it tell to the more knowledgeable than myself something?
If it is a problem, your help would greatly be appreciated!!
Thank you for reading that far - I hope it makes sense what I'm trying to explain.

Victor[Hi everybody,
I don't know whether I have a problem with my monitor / qimage set-up or not.
My PC's OS is WIN XP home SP3, the Video card a NVIDIA Quadro FX 380
I have a dual monitor system, the newest one (which I would like to use as the default)
a HP LP2275w and a Samsung Syncmaster 940T.
Both are supposed to be calibrated with a "huey PRO" (I don't know what is supposed to be PRO on it
Upon starting the Qimage Prof. Ed. v2010.1001 a message appears (see_01)
"The monitor profile in your WINDOWS display properties is
different from the monitor profile profile identified in Qimage.
Windows is using the samsung, Qimage is using the HP
Based on a recommendation from another thread in dpreview, I also have
Color Settings (a WIN utility) installed (see_02)
This one should let me take control of which monitor to set to default.
As you can see, it set correctly to my prefence.
With the video card came also an utility. This one also let's me (amongst other things)
set the default monitor. As you can see, the settings are all according to my preference.
So, how come I still get the error message from Qimage? Is it WIN XP or Qimage or the fact that
two utilities are set to the HP have the same outcome as minus x minus = plus?
See_04 is from my control panel - does it tell to the more knowledgeable than myself something?
If it is a problem, your help would greatly be appreciated!!
Thank you for reading that far - I hope it makes sense what I'm trying to explain.

Victor
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Terry-M
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 09:54:18 AM »

Hi Victor,
I have some experience with dual monitors but at another location so I can't give any screen shots but dual monitor colour management is tricky and I've not a lot of experience, but this may be of help  ....
The warning that Qimage is giving you is just telling you there is a discrepancy with what is set in Windows and what is set in Qimage. I assume you are using the HP monitor for Qimage so you should be ok with that. You can suppress that message.
Your screen shots seem to indicate that you do have the correct profile associated with the HP monitor.
However, what Q is telling you is that the WINDOWS default is the Samsung profile. The Samsung was probably the last one to be calibrated and the software will have set that as the Windows default.
Why it appears to be different in the Color Control utility, I do not understand but it might be worth trying the "manual" option for setting the default profile.
Check here too: right click on your desktop, select Properties, Settings, Advanced, Color Management.

The difficulty with all this is that XP does not properly support Colour Management for 2 monitors but the "Color Settings" utility helps by enabling on-the-fly switching.
I think, if you had 2 separate Video cards, you'd be better off. It is likely that the one card has just the one Look Up Table (LUT) to hold only one set of calibration data from a profile.

Hopefully a more experienced dual monitor colour managed user will come in in this one  Wink
In the mean time Google "xp dual monitor color management", there may be something there that helps.
Terry.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 07:14:28 PM »

Thank you for your reply.
I have the same message also posted on dpreview.
Dominic Chan also told me that I can ignore this message.

Victor
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