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Old May 22, 2006, 8:21 AM   #1
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(This is a repost of original query I put in "New Guy Help" and also in "Printers > Photo Inkjet." I've copied over the one (v. helpful!) repsonse I got below and will consolidate all in a few days--Just trying to get any help I can.)


Hi, and thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Just bought the iP4200, print from Dell laptop using built in LCD monitor, take photos w Canon G3, edit in PS LE, Picassa, Kodak EasyPrint, Canon Easy-PP, use Canon Premium Glossy paper.

I've done all the head & alignment calibration I can. Looks good.

Problem: How do I modify my monitor profile to match the printers--how do I make the screen look like what gets printed? My prints are leaning towards too much yellow, and look somewhat oversaturated. I'm looking for a universal solution, not print-by-print.

Should I grab some .icc file or something and apply it to my mon.? Can't find find useful guidance on Canon's site. Thank you a lot.


Also, Eric S kindly responded in another forum:

eric s wrote:
Unfortunately, LCDs often have less controls than CRTs do to help fix this type of thing.

You have two solutions.
- Try to find a test color chart on the web and print it. Then bring up the controls on your monitor to adjust contrast and brightness and other things (if you're laptop even has more control.. many don't) and try to make it match.

- PS LE probably comes with something called Adobe Gama. If it does, read about it and try to use it.

- Buy a device like Spyder II or a Monaco XR Pro and use it to build a profile specifically made for your monitor.

I did the last one and I've been very happy. Some people here like the Spyder, but I have been very happy with the Monaco. The Spyder had a rather bad repution for a while, but I believe it has been improved so it might be worth the money. At one time.... well, it wasn't.

Make sure whatever you get works on LCDs as well as CRTs. Some of the older models don't work on LCDs.

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