Need help after calibrating monitor.
I have a Samsung T240 (TN panel), about 3-4 years old. My computer is Windows 7 64 bit Premium and a Nvidia Quadro 600.
I calibrated the monitor with X Rite i1 Diplay Pro.
I set the calibration targets to D65, 100cd/m, and native contrast.
I set the software to ADC, rather than manual control to change the settings.
I also set tone response curve to Standard, not sRGB.
The calibration results show 6549K, 97 cd/m and 786:1 contrast.
Now what I see is very different colors in windows and web pages.
For instance, on the Nikonians forum pages, the colored stripes that alternate every other row on the forum topics use to be a very light gray. Now I see them as a light tan color. What is correct?
Using Capture NX2, my photos look good, although slightly less saturated, but the menu colors (gray) now have a yellowish tint.
Is this what I should have been seeing or is the calibration way off?
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#1. "RE: Need help after calibrating monitor." | In response to Reply # 0kj_fi Nikonian since 18th Jul 2007Wed 30-Jan-13 03:27 PM
please note that most software programs do not seem to recognize embedded color profiles. For example, below is a screenshot of an image (in front of the 1952 olympics stadium) after loaded to IE10 (top) and Windows Photo Viewer (bottom). As you can see the color handling is quite different.
Furthermore, Windows desktop manager does not seem to manage other than sRGB color space well (icons, background image, etc.). I have a monitor which supports an exceptionally large color space (HP LP2480zx) but I cannot use the 'Full' mode because it would make e.g., red icons disturbingly bright. So I have decided to stick with the sRGB.
Having said that, Adobe Lightroom works fine with the 'Full' color space and I can switch between sRGB and 'Full' whenever I want -- I just have to restart Lightroom after the switch. So, for me, it's the practical decision to use only sRGB.
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#2. "RE: Need help after calibrating monitor." | In response to Reply # 0Beemer2 Nikonian since 07th Dec 2006Fri 15-Mar-13 08:02 AM
I assume that you have started monitor calibration with the Samsung set to factory default. Also that you have not used any of the Nvidia driver adjustments during or after calibration.
It would be helpful if you told us what Windows browser you are using as some are not colour managed.
Have you checked that the X rite profile is actually being loaded at boot time or after a manual load?
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#3. "RE: Need help after calibrating monitor." | In response to Reply # 0wwt67 Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010Fri 15-Mar-13 08:22 PM
I solved this issue long ago. Sorry for no updates.
The problem was that Windows color management was not enabled to use my calibrated settings. After searching, what seemed like the entire internet, I found the correct way to set color management in Windows.
All is good now.
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