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May 23, 2013
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When I look at a picture at different lcd screens they almost never look the same. There are all kind of tools available (like data color spider4 and pantone) to calibrate the screen and I was wondering if anybody has any experience using such a tool.

 

For example the following picture. I spend some time changing the light, colors, contrast and stuff in photoshop to make it exactly how I like it, but I’m not sure if I see the picture the same as it would be printed or even how you see it. I used a macbook pro with retina display and it looks way better on that display then on a Eizo lcd screen.

 

So if you have any, please share your experience with these calibration devices or manual calibration techniques.

 

 

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One of the most popular ones is x-rite colorminki. It works, but your light in the room preferably has to be consistent, because it calibrate your monitor considering the light in the room as well. For print it is a good idea to calibrate your printer as well. Or if you are printing in the lab, it is a good idea to download their printing profiles.

 

Different monitors are annoying, because sometime you give digital files to clients and they look horrible on their bad monitor (luckily you are the only person noticing this, because regular person looks at the photo differently then photographer. 

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This picture looks totally different depending if I am sitting before my monitor or standing before it.

So………. How is calibration going to fix that?

I haven’t bothered with it and don’t intend to.

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Obviously you would be siting. But as I said light should not be changing in the room. 

Most of us probably should not bother, but if you are for example a product photographer and your shoots will go let say into catalog of cosmetic company. You’d better get that lipgloss color as close to a real as possible. 

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easyexposure said
Obviously you would be siting. But as I said light should not be changing in the room. 

I’ve had people stand next to me as I sat at the computer and showed them my photos.
It was awhile before I realized how bad the pictures looked from that perspective.

I now provide an extra chair.

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May 27, 2013
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Mandrake said:

This picture looks totally different depending if I am sitting before my monitor or standing before it. So………. How is calibration going to fix that? I haven’t bothered with it and don’t intend to.

 

This deppend on the screen quality. My EIZO screen and Retina display doesn’t  seem to have this problem. My HP screen does though but the HP is a cheaper screen.

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Rudi said

 My EIZO screen and Retina display doesn’t  seem to have this problem. 

I did a quick search and found no Eizo monitor with a “Retina” display.  Could you tell us the model number?

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Mandrake said

Rudi said

 My EIZO screen and Retina display doesn’t  seem to have this problem. 

I did a quick search and found no Eizo monitor with a “Retina” display.  Could you tell us the model number?

Oh no sorry haha, well that would be really cool! I would buy one of those i guess.

 

I’m talking about a EIZO LCD screen on my desktop and a retina display in my macbook pro.

 

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There are a lot of color calibration brands…the Datacolor SPIDER EXPRESS 4 is a good one…there are 3 or 4 models…and they make different stuff…like calibrating according to the light in the room some of them calibrate also the iphone and TV.

Check this video: http://spyder.datacolor.com/po…..r4express/

Mandrake…the retina type of screen from Apple is different from a normal PC LCD because I does not deppend on the angle of view…the image mantain the tones from different angle…I am considering getting a Apple monitor because of this feature and connect it to my PC.

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