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Color Settings for Monitor

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:45 pm
by EYE-lene!
I'm not sure where to post this question so I hope I'm in the right place.
I just got a new monitor & now the skin color of models in many of my edited images looks too dark. I am afraid to edit anymore for fear of this problem. Can anybody suggest a solution? I downloaded a program that's suppose to measure the color settings but it's so confusing. Please help!

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:54 pm
by HaraldHeim
I wrote something about monitor calibration in the ColorWasher manual: ... ration.htm

As you seem to do this professionally, I recommend that you purchase a monitor callibration device like Spyder from Colorvision.

Monitor Problems

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:42 pm
by EYE-lene!
Thank you, Harry. You always answer my questions so quickly. Where do you ever find the time? As it turns out, a friend of mine suggested I go to the control panel & use the Adobe Gamma feature. It worked in less then a minute. I couldn't believe how easy it was. However, I really appreciate your advice & this site is the best. I always tell all my artist friends to come here. Keep up the good work!

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:02 pm
by HaraldHeim
Adobe Gamma is fine for semi-professional purposes and most CRT monitors. If you have a TFT monitor or need absolute accurate colors, you should nevertheless consider using a monitor calibration device.