Are my colors accurate

Started Jul 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Higuma Veteran Member • Posts: 4,418
Impossible..

lou Capeloto wrote:

I have an IMac 3.06 GHz intel core 2 Duo computer

I am am trying to know if the colors that I see when I process photos in lightroom are accurate

The ONLY way to know with 100% certainty is to calibrate your monitor with a capable HARDWARE based calibrations system - that being said the iMacs of recent years are pretty good out of the box...

I submit them for contests and for stock and is what I see will be what those receiving them will see as far as color accuracy?

This is the IMPOSSIBLE part because even if you are using a 100% accurately calibrated system you have NO GUARANTEE the viewer on the other end has a similarly accurate system so, there is no way to tell if what he is seeing is what is actually there.......

Long and Short = = do the best you can ( perhaps buy a hardware calibration system if it is in your budget ) and don't worry too much about it because all you can really control / worry about is your own system...

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