Tutorial for Argyll and dispcalGUI

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Tutorial for Argyll and dispcalGUI
Apr 7, 2011

To have an idea about the modes and values to calibrate the monitor, first check the links below and see how they did with your respective model, if your model is not there, cry... LoL
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm and/or
http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

The option #3) White level (CRT:Gain/contrast, LCD: Brightness/Backlight) from dispcalGUI will give you the luminosity level, maybe you will aim at 120cd/m2, all depends on the environment luminosity level, also consider reading this
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/why_are_my_prints_too_dark.shtml

To help find the ideal balance for brightness and contrast, check the links below
http://www.photofriday.com/calibrate.php
http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/Calibration/monitor_sensitivity.html

In the next link, only look at the the Black Point and White Point part, the gamma will be Argyll work! http://epaperpress.com/monitorcal/

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Argyll http://www.argyllcms.com/
dispcalGUI http://hoech.net/dispcalGUI/

Current versions:
http://www.argyllcms.com/Argyll_V1.3.2_win32_exe.zip
http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/archive/0.6.7.7/dispcalGUI-0.6.7.7-win32.zip

I unpacked to c:\Argyll \ and c:\Argyll\dispcalGUI \ without the version numbers in the names!!
Now install the Argyll driver, look at the part USB Instruments:
http://www.argyllcms.com/doc/Installing_MSWindows.html

In Windows Vista/7 you must run dispcalGUI.exe as an administrator, go to C:\Argyll\dispcalGUI \ and click with the mouse right button over dispcalGUI.exe, go to Properties> Compatibility and enable Run this program as an administrator

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The first time we run dispcalGUI, have to go to menu File> Locate Argyll CMS executables and point to c:\Argyll\bin \

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Change some values like the config below, click in Calibrate & profile , then Start measurement

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Select option #2) White point (Color temperature, R,G,B, Gain/Contrast) and tweak the RGB channels to achieve a value as near as possible to 6500K and a Delta as lower as possible , my best result was 6542K and a Delta of 0.2 the lower Delta have preference above the Kelvin value, the symbols + and - after the R G B letters are to guide you, in my case the R+ means increase the RED just a bit and the G-- decreeeease the green.

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When satisfied press Spacebar then #7 , now wait for the process to finish, it will be a long time... When finished, install the profile to all users and you may also want to check the quality, then
go to menu Tools> Verify profile

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