Foo - Monitor Calibration
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Anybody around here has done some monitor calibration on the cheap? Do I need to buy a task-specific tool or a webcam will do?
Pete In Az
10-08-11, 08:49 PM
If you have Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro you can calibrate your monitor from within the program. Look under color management.
Presume you are talking about computer monitor and not a flatscreen tv.
Yes, you can use Photoshop or Paintshop Pro. I did it with Paintshop Pro, got totally confused and didn't like the results. I did buy an i-One and use it to calibrate. Kind of a tossup between that and the Spyder. It nags me to re-calibrate every 4 weeks but you can turn that off. The good news is that LCD computer screens are much more stable than older CRT and can defer for 6 months.
I've done it for customers I delivered photos to who thought there was something wrong with the photos and were "correcting" them - then they saw the original emailed file on my monitor and realized it was theirs. Since we are local. I could swing by sometime and calibrate it. Alternately, you don't have to buy the $200 unit. There is a local camera rental place near Aloma and the 417 that will rent for 1 week for $20. http://thelensdepot.com/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=108&=SID#MOREINFO While they are internet/shipping based, they do make arrangements for local pickup.
Oh geez! and local to me... I can ride to that location... :D thx
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