Calibrating monitors

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Simon Garrett
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Re: Calibrating monitors
In reply to NewsyL, Jan 15, 2013

NewsyL wrote:

Andrew T Leigh wrote:

Is it possible that manufacturers release products with such poor colour calibration?

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Yes it is.

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Remember that most people are not interested in accurate colours, they want pretty colours - which usually means bright, vibrant, over-saturated colour.  On laptops, the manufacturers' priorities are power consumption and price.  Colour accuracy, for most laptops, comes way way down in the priorities.

Most laptops have fairly poor displays - rarely IPS screens.  That means it's likely the colour changes with viewing angle.  If you calibrate/profile, you're going to have to sit with your head in pretty much the same position, looking straight on to the screen (and with consistent ambient lighting) to get consistent results.

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