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Old Nov 29, 2006, 8:09 PM   #1
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Hello, All:

I paid big bucks to have my monitor calibrated last week by a graphics "professional," so if it is indeed off, I would like to get either a refund or better yet, have the problem corrected ASAP.Can someonedo me a huge favor and look at my previous post from yesterday (Bald Cypress) and tell me if it is even visible?Today I saw it on a client's computer and it wasextremelydark. (By dark I mean I could barely seethe image at all, let alone any detail.)But on my monitor, it looked fine ... almost too light, in fact. At first, I thought it might be the clients monitor, but I looked at posts from other members and they appeared normal.

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 8:19 PM   #2
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Nice composi.....errrr yeah, the photo is visible.
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 8:33 PM   #3
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Well, if it's not my monitor and it's not the client's, then I guess I could be going prematurely blind ... LOL. Thanks for your help, elduerino, it's reassures me a bit that you can see it, but if you have time can you tell me if it too dark?

(Sorry for the panic callbut it wasvery frustrating to think all my work for the past week has been for naught!) Ria
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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The firt photo of the cypress is certainly too dark. It is as if you terribly under exposed the photo. The second photo is not nearly as dark.

I calibrate my own monitor with semi professional software. Your first photo should not be as dark as it is unless you underexposed the shot.

I went back and took your photo and lightened it on my monitor to show you the difference and they you can decide if there is a problem with your monitor work.

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 11:24 PM   #5
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Yep -- your picture looks way, way too light on my monitor.

Thank you, Curmudgeon, Glyn and Eiduderino. That is exactly what I needed. I am going to break open my piggy bank and get this monitor calibrated A.S.A.P. Ria
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 11:38 PM   #6
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Ria,

My guess is that you are using an LCD screen? When I use my LCD screen on my laptop I have this problem even though I have calibrated that screen. It has to do with getting the right working angle on the screen. I finally turned my screen brightness down on my laptop to help correct for this problem.

Is your monitor an LCD? I only edit my photos on a CRT screen because of this.

Hope some of this helps.

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 11:50 PM   #7
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Yes, you are absolutely right. It is an LCD, an Apple Powerbook, and it was just color calibrated by a graphics pro.

I have been using it lately because a heavy work load has been keeping me a few hours from my home. I have about 30 CRT's laying around my office.

Think after this eye-opener, it will be worth my while to lug one home ...

Thanks again for taking the time to help out. You're too nice to be a Curmudgeon.

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 11:52 PM   #8
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OK - I just turned my screen down until your edit looked right; then went back and looked at mine.

Scary!!! Ria
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Glad to help.

I only act curmudgeonly in the mornings before coffee!

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Hey Curmudgeon!

Would you mind letting me know which calibaration software you use, I'm fed up with adobe gamma, it pants!



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