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A different calibration question(s)
Old 04-30-2005, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I finally got around to buying a Monaco calibration system, and ran the program on my Lacie 19" Electric Blue (PC system). After speaking with tech suppport for both Lacie and Monaco, I'm sure I'm doing this right, but the color still seems slightly green, especially when the same image is on my Dell LCD (different computer) sitting right next to the Lacie, and it looks better (warmer skin tones). Any ideas how to determine if I have a bad monitor, or am I missing something else? Also, is there some way to calibrate the height to width ratio? For now just make a perfect large square in PS, and use a ruler layed on the screen to guide my adjustments. Even when its perfectly equal, my bodies look a little squashed.

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Re: A different calibration question(s)
Old 04-30-2005, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know if this helps. I have different monitor profiles for morning and night because my desktop is close to a window. If I use a night profile in the morning, pictures on the screen tend to appear a bit green.

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Re: A different calibration question(s)
Old 05-01-2005, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How old is the monitor?? Makes big difference after its a couple of years old and some are not any good after 4 to 5 years.

As far as adjusting your Height vs width I just eyeball it until it looks right. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: A different calibration question(s)
Old 05-01-2005, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Lacie is only about 5 months old and not used much, sometimes not for days at a time. The LCD less than a year. I got rid of my very old Trinitron 21" because it was about 4 years old with a noticable color shift.

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sometimes the problem is the uncalibrated eyeball. There are a lot of things that play into this. the ambient color of the area. What you have been looking at before working with the monitor. I purposely have my workstation back in a dark corner with an Ott light my backlight but even then the screen looks a little greenish to me. But when I take a test file to my printer they look fine and in fact when I compare the test to the screen it looks fine. If you don't have a good test file go to this URL and download one. The take it to your printer.
http://www.inkjetart.com/custom/
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Re: A different calibration question(s)
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I actually had to return a Monaco Optix XR Pro since I was experiencing the same problem you're describing on a 3-month-old LaCie Electron 19 Blue IV. It produces reasonably accurate profiles on an LCD monitor (Dell 2001FP) provided you desaturate the image by 10% in Photoshop and turn down the brightness using the RGB adjustments. The factory setting on the Dell LCD is bright enough to sear your retinas ;-). I normally calibrate the monitors to 100 cd/m2. It's hard to turn up the brightness on a CRT to this level, whereas it's hard to turn down the brightness on a LCD...

I've used a ruler to calibrate the height and width ratio, since 1280x1024 is a slightly different aspect ratio (5:4) than a standard 4:3 CRT.
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