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« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2009, 11:13:18 PM »

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At the moment I do not own any colour calibration hardware/software.
Hi David,
Owning a monitor calibrator is the first step to matching monitor to prints and making the most of Qimage with Colour Management.
Christmas is coming, put one on the present list.  Grin
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« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2009, 11:16:35 PM »

David, if you want I'll share one of my U2410 profiles.
Dell's profile is corrupted somehow.

Hi Adam,  Thanks. Fred sent me a profile which seems to work. Thanks Fred.  However, I would welcome a copy of your profile just in case I find conflict issues with other apps on my PC. (Monitor is very new and I have not had chance to test it with all my apps yet).  David (e-mail address in my profile)
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« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2009, 11:20:44 PM »

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Owning a monitor calibrator is the first step to matching monitor.

Thanks Terry.  Yes, you are quite correct and I am currently looking!  Regards,  David
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« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2009, 11:25:50 PM »

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As time goes on, improvements??? happen... There are tests out there, if you search for them. This is one of the penalties of upgrading too soon.

Thanks Ray,  input much appreciated and yes you are right on all accounts.  Regards,  David
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« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2010, 04:19:35 AM »

I d/l ColorEyes Pro software calibrated my monitor (Dell U2410) using OptixXR with it. It doesn't require any adjustment on the monitor itself, like color, brightness, etc.  You just set gamma, black point and more in software and it does the rest. How does software itself control monitor? I must say that I'm impressed with the result.
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« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2010, 11:04:20 PM »

I wonder what is the best calibration combo for monitor these days?
I have OptixXR, which is very good, but it doesn't fully support in Win 7 32 bit environment and not at all in 64 bit. Time to get something better.
Anyone has an experience with Eye One Display 2 or Spyder? Wonder how they stack up against each other.
Suggestions are welcome.
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« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2010, 11:35:12 PM »

Hi Adam,
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Anyone has an experience with Eye One Display 2
I have an Eye One Display 2 and have been very pleased with it on a laptop, budget monitor and now an Eizo wide gamut monitor. There is now a W7 version of the iMatch 3 software which I assume is ok.  for 64 bit. You'd have to check the X-Rite web site to confirm. Compared to the Spyder, I like the compact sensing head.
One other possibility, depending on your budget, is a ColorMunki. This is a true spectral device and can be used for several purposes in addition to monitor calibration.  I understand it is excellent for that purpose and can make printer and projector profiles. It's on my wish list  Wink
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« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2010, 03:15:09 AM »

I don't need a munky, because I calibrate only monitors anymore. Printer profiles I out source now.
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« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2010, 12:53:23 AM »

I stumbled on a shareware calibration program that is awesome. It calls Argyll. There also is GUI interface for it called DISPCALGUI and one more, but I don't remember its name. It's on source forge.
It's the best and its free. Much better than OEM programs. It supports most colorimeters.
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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2010, 01:53:54 PM »

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I stumbled on a shareware calibration program that is awesome. It calls Argyll.
Looks very Geeky to me and a pain that you have to install new drivers. Lots of settings available though which is ok if you know what they all mean  Roll Eyes
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That depends on which ones you've used. I would say that the "simple" mode of some programs don't allow you set all that is required but I find that Eye-One Match 3 is very good and produces excellent profiles with my Eye One Display 2 device.
Argyll is certainly worth a try if you don't want to pay for new software, and in your case, gives your colorimeter a new lease of life.
Source Forge do some good stuff.
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« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2010, 04:29:44 PM »

Hi Terry,
Installation took only 4 minutes. It's not geeky at all and very simple, if you know a little bit about calibration of anything.
The other GUI has an option for printers, scanners, monitors, projectors, etc....and it's more icon oriented I guess. For dummies?
No reason to be upset that it's so good. Cry Roll Eyes Huh?
Are you calling me names? Geek....
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« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2010, 04:39:31 PM »

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if you know a little bit about calibration of anything.
Well  yes, ...  I used to run the calibration service for an engineering company, with mechanical & electrical labs.  Cool
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No reason to be upset that it's so good
Not upset, just very happy with what I have.
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Are you calling me names? Geek....
You know what they say, "if the cap fits, wear it"  Grin
Seriously, it's good to know there are other, free, offerings out there. Thanks for telling us all.
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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2010, 07:20:49 PM »

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the link. I've seen it at just about the right time. I installed it - the gui - and followed the instructions. No problems. The dll for my xrite dtp94 installed flawlessly  Smiley. I've profiled my monitor three times so far, playing around with trying to get the best settings in the monitor hardware, and seeing the effect of different ambient lighting settings and so forth. It is slow, since it is doing a lot of work, but it is thorough and precise, gradually tuning the settings as it proceeds, sort of.

I have just got back into this vdu profiling, having recently bought a different printer, and I do not want to waste ink or canvas, and this software, in particular the help/explanation file, is far better than the Monaco Optix software I have been using, imnsho. Unfortunately, both my monitor and puck do not allow some of the adjustments/settings available on more advanced equipment, but I expect I can email the author and get a reply to more appropriate general settings. As far as I'm concerned, this software is allowing me to get a better understanding of what is happening compared to the information available from optix, since fewer assumptions are made. In fact in some areas, the instructions for optix conflict with their actual software settings  Huh?.

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Ray
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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2010, 08:11:48 PM »

Which monitor are you profiling? If you have RGB adjustments (gain and offset), brightness and contrast in your monitor OSD, then you should be fine. Some suggest setting all monitor setting to defaults before calibrating it.
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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2010, 10:35:58 PM »

Hi Adam,

It's a NEC multisync LCD2070NX. I've just found it has an inbuilt setting for 5000 colour temp, and adjustable rgb, i was using it on it's default of 'Native'. I've also emailed the author re. possibility of using the puck as an ambient light meter. Optix say you can, but it is not mentioned in their software, afaik. A minor snag, is that the monitor menu appears dead centre, as does the software colour patch. As best as I can tell, using an old  Weston M5 light-meter and doing conversions, is that my ambient lighting is about 40lux, but I've no idea as to the colour - it's one of these low energy fluorescent lamps.

Best wishes,

Ray
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