help ! basic level moniter callibration
Hi Just got a new moniter ( dell E228wfp) and began using the adobe set up program which tells me to put contrast up to full then ajust brightness to balance the black/white . After this set up profile is done my screen looks high on contrast and I feel I should reduce it to make my moniter a bit less stressful on the eyes. I am worried how this will affect viewing my images and editing/printing etc. I know this is a basic moniter but is there any simple guidelines to get something near good in terms of assessing images for print, also what should the settings be in windows control panel in terms of 256 colours 32 ,24, bit etc. Many thanks if anyone can give me some pointers.
hi sam, to be blunt, there are all sorts of software calibrators and even online websites but unless you get a spyder u will never be able get it right. U can adjust the monitor anyway you like but u just have to remember that u did that, so when u go to print u are not surprised (wow, how did that get all contrasty like that!). i don't know anything about ur monitor, but if it's just a basic email kinda thing, it's all a guess anyway unless u use a spyder or something like it:
As for windows settings, i don't remember much but u should set ur monitor as high as it will go. the more colors and bits the better.
On a mac, the OS has a calibrator built in, so you can create different viewing profiles for different applications. There must be something like that on windows. that might be another option for you...to create an accurate profile and then an easy on the eyes profile. But there again, if u are worried about stress on ur eyes, good luck. This WILL make u blind, no matter what u do and even if ur mom forgot to tell u
[Edited on 11/4/2008 by mixedupmacandpc]