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Old 24-06-2007, 08:52   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondered what everyone used to calibrate their monitors and what settings you set your White point, Luminance & Gamma at

I personally work on two LCD's and used to set the White Point to the monitors NATIVE......but getting both monitors to look the same wasn't always easy.

I now calibrate both to

White Point: 6500K.

Luminance: 110.

Gamma: One monitor is set to a Gamma of sRGB 2.1 (this Gamma setting is offered as an option in the software I have) and the other calibrates itself to 2.1

I know the recommended Gamma for PC is 2.2 but I always find this loses shadow detail

So out of interest what settings does everyone else use
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sorry mate, way over my head!!!!
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Hi P-E,,
I work off the Mac plateform and don't use the calibration that is offered in the displays prefrences any more. I just use the displays controls for gamma, brightness and profile.
The default setting is cinema display,,,which is bright. I change this profile to Adobe 1998 on both displays with a gamma of 1.8 and the brighness settings all the way up and colors displayed to millions. My white point is set to native of the screen,,between D50 and D65, I would guess because it is way bright that it is D65.

The big difference is the contrast ratio on the HD display over my normal screen. Both are 32 bit color depth, .
Now here is an interesting note on contrast ratio. It is very hard to find those spects,,but I am sure that my HD has a ratio of at least 400 to 1 maybe higher. it is some kind of trade secret I presume,,must look more.

I can drag a picture across to the other display and they look the same, just not the same highlights and shadows. This means that when I had two of the same displays, they looked the same, now the HD is a little brighter and more color range in contrast. And I do mean color. Never invested in a screen type monitor calibrator because my system of printing works great and I couldn't be happier, " I just have to make one inportant change, I use the 1.8 gamma in my print dialog box or my pictures will come out a little to dark...I guess that means "same screen gamma , same print gamma.

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Too tech for me to P-E, sorry
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sorry mate, way over my head!!!!
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I calibrate to white point of 6500k and use a gamma of 2.2 for a PC.
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Go with the flow will do me.
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