WOW.... The new imac 2019 is Awesome!

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ChrisLumix Senior Member • Posts: 2,823
Re: WOW.... The new imac 2019 is Awesome!

graybalanced wrote:

It is precisely because everyone's eyesight is different that calibration is important. It is a reason to calibrate, not a reason not to.

Some of us "think outside the box", and I stand by my arguments.

The only way for you to actually know that your monitor is displaying RGB 100,100,100 as neutral gray is to measure it with an instrument. Human eyes are not reliable enough to say "yes that's objectively neutral gray."

Agreed, but it's not grey that is the problem (see below).

If you think not calibrating is OK for the reason that your work is only for you, OK...but there are so many flaws with that.

It's not just photography. It's the entire computer experience. It's very difficult to find the exact thing I'm talking, about but this photo (below) illustrates it partly. It's a scene where the colour balance seems pretty much ok, apart from the computer screen which has a definite blue cast (and please don't tell me that it obviously hasn't been calibrated - it may well not have been, but this has always been my experience of new computers and TVs; and yes, I know it's Facebook, but even the whites seem blue).


Your eyes may change over time. If you judge color based on how it looks today, and 10 years later your eyes have shifted, now your older work looks wrong because you have been building your work on shifting sands, not solid ground.

See my previous comment, and picture.

Photography is a form of communication, so although it is for you, if anyone else sees your work and the color looks off because of the way your eyes work, then that's what people will think of your work. It's off.

As I say, it's not just photography, it's the whole computer experience.

With calibration, at least there is a set of known conditions under which the colors will be as consistent as possible with what you intended, when seen by you at any age and by anyone else. If someone else reproduces those conditions, the colors look the same. Without calibration there is no baseline, only finger pointing as to how the colors got screwed up.

Yes, a strong colour cast is obvious to me, so I CAN set my computer. As well as the awareness that computer screens and TVs are biased against yellows and greens, I have more than once done an online colour test, where minute differences in transition from one colour to another have to be dragged into their correct sequence: to get 100% is unusual, but I've achieved that.

While eyes vary, the great thing about calibration is that it enables the scenario where colors have the least chance to look wrong. That sounds awfully good to me.

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