Anybody using a ICC profile for Dell U2412M off TFTCentral?

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
NewsyL
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Re: Anybody using a ICC profile for Dell U2412M off TFTCentral?
In reply to digitalman4242, Jan 20, 2013

Most likely YES.

Just try it - it's free. If you don't like the result you can easily revert to the OEM Dell ICC profile.

Here's a by eye site to help you with gamma and other points.

http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

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And here is how to get the brightness level into the ballpark.

Eyeball Technique

A rough method of setting brightness is to grab a sheaf of white printer paper (several pages thick) and hold it up next to your monitor while it is displaying a white screen (full screen Notepad works well) and while the room has its' typical lighting used while you edit. If the paper looks brighter than your monitor, then your monitor is too dark. If the paper is darker, then the monitor is too bright or perhaps you need to increase the ambient lighting of the room. Imho, it is less than ideal to edit in a near pitch black room.

Most LCD monitors have a native color temperature somewhere near 6500K in order to have whites appear like they would in natural sunlight. Most people still use incandescent or CFL bulbs with a color temperature near 2800K and about 800 lumen output for their room lighting.

Under this traditional lighting the reflected room light off the paper will, in comparison to the monitor screen, appear more yellow (warmer) and this may make you think it is a little darker. You may want to buy some 6000 to 6500K compact fluorescent bulbs, of equal lumen output, for the lighting in your room and use them while attempting this paper method. If these are too blue (cool) for day to day use in your editing room, 5000K bulbs may be a workable compromise.

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