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Old 07-12-2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default When monitor profiling goes wrong

I bought a new CRT monitor for my home computer. This morning I profiled the color using ColorVision. Something looked not quite right. So I pulled up some face shots to see what the skin tone was like. It seemed too saturated. I decided to wait until evening (when the room light would be different). Then I pondered how one might adjust saturation on a monitor.

When the evening light became so low that my monitor was lighting the room, I did a ColorVision profile again. The results were very different, and I'm happy with the way it looks.

So why the difference. My guess is one step in the setup that requires human judgment. There is a step where I'm supposed to turn down the monitor brightness and then turn it up until I can distinguish four blocks set edge to edge. And, perhaps, the morning light was diffusing in the no glare screen and throwing this off.

Funny thing is, I don't remember having to do this "human judgment" step the other times I used ColorVision. And I can't be positive that this made the difference. But I guess this shows that even with this device, I managed to make a bad profile. And next time, I will only do this with very low ambient light.
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