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Old Dec 28, 2008, 7:55 PM   #11
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Hi Harriet. All of these photos look great on my work LCD, which has brightness turned down somewhat. Colours look excellent.

I have been agonizing over my home laptop lately, which has a very high res bright screen (ASUS). Printed photos look a little dark compared to screen images on the ASUS. Grey scale adjustments etc from web sites look perfect but I think the Gamma is higher than print services use. Still I'm reluctant to change the settings on the ASUS, because apart from printouts being dim, the images generally appear perfect!

I haven't tried a Huey or similar.

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PS here are photobucket photos. I'd be interested as to whether you see them as correct brightness or a little dark. Not trying to hijack this topic but I think we all have potentially the same problem??

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Old Dec 28, 2008, 7:58 PM   #12
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They look great on my 17-inch iMac display as well. Nice work.
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 9:27 PM   #13
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Thanks - glad to know they don't look too bad. Here's another one, one that doesn't have any extra saturation done to it. I can't decide about it at all - I like the idea of it, but the reflection isn't that good. It does look pretty much like what I remember.



bb2 - I had a monitor like that - I loved how things looked on it, but it was too light. I've got this monitor set at 2.2 gamma, rather than the 1.8 that seems to be the default on the MacBooks. It's just a bit too bright for me.

I've often thought about getting a Spyder or something other than the Huey, but haven't. I'm not entirely sure I like the profile the Huey gives, but figure it's probably better than I can do by myself, I can't do the "match this" thing at all. I was surprised how different the monitor looked when I went back to the default settings, which I had liked until I got the 24" external monitor and then realized the two weren't the same. I wonder if the Spyder does a better job than the Huey does.
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 9:42 PM   #14
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Harriet, these additional ones look great on my laptop. I really like the one of the first reflection. Lovely. The second one is okay, but I think the red reflected gets lost in the red rock. It all reminds me of Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

BB - I checked out yours, too. Most of them look great. I did notice that the two with the purple flower and bee seemed dark. And, there were a few in the beginning that, at least on my laptop monitor, looked just a little washed out. But, not unusable.

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Old Dec 28, 2008, 9:49 PM   #15
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Patty, thanks for that, the bee photos are deliberately dark and some of the other photos are from very bright sunny situations, so sounds like you are seeing what I'm seeing! thanks.

Harriet that last photo has very bluish rocks. Don't look natural to me?

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Like kaz, I'm using an uncalibrated Samsung LCD monitor, and the photos look great. Simply some beautiful landscapes. Colors are outstanding.

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Look great here on a Calibrated 19" Hyundai.

BB- I agree with patty. Just a couple dark and a few to bright. But The majority are great

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Thanks for that Phil. How did you calibrate your monitor? What Gamma?

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bb - your pictures are quite nice, a couple of them I remember you posting here and I thought they were excellent then, too. Even the ones that could be considered dark look like they are that way for a reason.

The bluish rocks are in shade and actually whitish-grey in sunlight, you can see them in the first reflection picture too. I don't think I want to try to get them grey rather than bluish - it would probably throw the rest of the color off. The funny thing is that I didn't particularly notice them as being "bluish" but my husband sure noticed them when I showed him the picture with your comment. Funny how easy it is to overlook something when the picture is your own.
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Harriet, on closer look on my home ASUS laptop, your photos still look great, and the bluish rocks in the last photo are interspersed with grey rocks; perhaps a copper mine up creek?

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