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Old Oct 19, 2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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Help!

I've tried to calibrate my monitor, since I got the impression that pictures came out too light. Now everything looks very dark instead. Which one of the following looks best to you?

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Old Oct 19, 2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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Old Oct 19, 2006, 12:53 PM   #3
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I'd prefer something in the middle.

for calibrating try googling quickgamma (that's a small program I used) it has build in help and tutorial how to do it right. of course it's not as good as hardware calibration but it works OK for me.

by the way: is that a real viking? except he has no sword and shield. but from the look on his face...

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Old Oct 19, 2006, 12:57 PM   #4
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1st one.
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I also would prefer something in between the two. I have to ask....am I the only one who is confused here? How can the adjustment on your monitor affect how a picture looks on mine? Did you post a picture with two different editing jobs to show us an example of how they look to you? You'll have to excuse me....I can be a little slow sometimes. :?
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I prefer the first one, but I also agree that something closer to the centre of these two images would be best. The deep shadows of the first image give it atmosphere which seems completely absent from the second image.

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How can the adjustment on your monitor affect how a picture looks on mine?
Because, if it looks dark on his, then he'll lightened it more than is actually required, so that when you view it on your monitor it will look over bright & visa versa.
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How can the adjustment on your monitor affect how a picture looks on mine?
Because, if it looks dark on his, then he'll lightened it more than is actually required, so that when you view it on your monitor it will look over bright & visa versa.
Okay...I guess I get that. But are those two pictures actual screen shots of how the exact same picture looks on his monitor with two different monitor settings, or is it the same picture with two differentexamples of editing? I'm sorry...Am I even making sense?
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I would guess they are two different editing jobs. Since he can't tell with his monitor which one would be right, he's going to take which one we tell him correct for the setting for his monitor. Makes sense to me.

I'm with everyone else here - the second one is a bit too light, the first one is probably too dark for calibration purposes, but the deep shadows sure makes for an interesting picture. I think the first one is pretty close.
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Old Oct 19, 2006, 3:43 PM   #10
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The glass on the right looks better. :lol:
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