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Old 09-07-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Generic PnP Monitor-1.icm

if you are running Windows 7 64 bit that has not been touched by a color calibration device could you check in C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color\ and see if you have one. And if you do, can I get a copy so I can compare it to the one I have.

   
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:19 AM   #2
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I know nothing about colour calibration so my pc should be untouched by any colour calibration device.

This is the list of files on my pc. If any are useful to you let me know and I will send them to you.

"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\Proofing. gmmp"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\RSWOP.icm "
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\sRGB Color Space Profile.icm"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\VX1932wm. ICM"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\wscRGB.cd mp"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\wsRGB.cdm p"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\D50.c amp"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\D65.c amp"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\Graphics. gmmp"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\MediaSim. gmmp"
"C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color\Photo.gmm p"
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Ok...took a look in my own system32/spool/color folder and I don't have that profile. Then, I did a browser search using your thread title (enclosed in double quotes and using duckduckgo) which returned 4 results one of which might be of (perhaps passing) interest "The Problem with Red on HP’s Envy 15" from 2012 and the author was using a Spyder.

It appears that "Generic PnP Monitor-1.icm" is the default name given to (probably) the first monitor profile one creates with a Spyder and it is using the name of the monitor on your system--in this case "generic PnP monitor"--shown in the Device Manager > Monitors.

I use an Asus ProArt 248Q monitor for which Asus supplies (if you go to their website and look for it) a monitor profile (pa248.icm) and because I installed this profile before I ran my Spyder calibration the first time, the device name for the monitor is "ASUS PA248" in Device Manager. When I did my first monitor calibration using my Spyder, the default profile name was "ASUS PA248-1.icm" but I prefer to save it with my own naming scheme so the filename for my first saved monitor profile was "tlb2015pc160103" (actually tlb2015pc50103.icm).


If someone were to send you their "Generic PnP Monitor-1.icm" file, it wouldn't help you because it was created for their monitor which may or may not be the same as your monitor.


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Thanks, Barrie.

   
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Based on what you and Barrie said, I guess you are right about the profile.

I didn't have a problem with my Sony laptop, but with the HP and Toshiba I am. I'll skip over the HP for now because I'm back on the Toshiba. But ColorSpyder cannot give me a decent display. In fact, I ran it twice and it didn't appear to give me the same result each time. But both are worse than doing nothing. Way too yellow. Doing nothing is too blue, but not way too blue. And how can I be sure using just my eyeballs, well, that's all I have. Plus some understanding from experience of what skin tone looks like in real life.

And the fact is, I realize now I don't understand as much about color management as I thought I did. I think I need to at least read the Windows help explanation and see if that gets me started.

   
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I would touch base with Datacolor support to see if they might have some suggestions for you. I've found that they are quite helpful. Also, take a quick browse through that blog I mentioned ( "The Problem with Red on HP’s Envy 15" ) because it sounds like you are having a similar problem to his...

That said, I have never tried to calibrate a laptop so I don't really know if there are tricks to getting the Spyder to do the job properly. As picky as I am with my own desktop monitor's color, I've always just lived with whatever color the laptop has but, I also don't do color critical work via laptop so there's never been a pressing need...


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