Color management on new computer

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: Color management on new computer

If you want the ultimate from both your monitor and printer then I recommend the ColorMonki Photo, which can color calibrate both your monitor and printer.

If you want to color calibrate the monitor then I recommend you first try your Spyder2.  If that doesn't work then I recommend the Spyder4Pro or Elite (not the Express) or the ColorMonki Display.

With the Spyder Pro or Elite software I recommend using the Advanced mode so that you will have graphical guides that will help you manually set the correct monitor brightness, contrast, and individual R, G, & B values.  After that let the software finish the calibration.  By setting the monitor controls manually you will get the best results.

I have a Spyder3 so I can't tell you whether or not the ColorMonki has on-screen graphical guides but I do know that it has guides to tell you how to set the brightness and contrast.  Don't know if it guides you through setting the individual R, G, and B values.  Perhaps someone else can tell us both.

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