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Monitor Calibration

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by smsmasters, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. smsmasters

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 26, 2004

    Posts: 3,194

    Location: Planet Earth, soon Mars.

    Can someone please help me calibrate my Belinea 102035W widescreen 20" so that I can get the best colour possible? Should I should the built in nvidia calibration tool or adobe gamma tool? Or is there a better way?

    Thanks
     
  2. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2005

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    Best way? Use a colour calibration tool like the Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Display 2. Only downside is that it costs around £200.

    A cheaper option would be the Spyder 2, but it's poor in comparison.

    Cheapest way? Set your colour temperature to 6500 and use Adobe Gamma.
     
  3. smsmasters

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 26, 2004

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    Location: Planet Earth, soon Mars.

    There is an ICM profile for this LCD on the Belinea website. Reckon I should just import it? Its info says it was made with ColourVision.
     
  4. glitch

    Mobster

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    Doesn't quite work like that I'm afraid. The profile contains information that tells your system what colours your screen can and cannot show. Just because you import a profile doesn't mean that your screen is set up to accurately reproduce the colour spectrum.

    Use Adobe Gamma to create your own custom profile and set that as the default in Advanced Display Properties.
     
  5. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,556

    I have a Sypder2 and it's good enough for home use.