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Viewing pictures on your monitor

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Postby TenofHearts12 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:56 am


I have a new Dell pc with a 22" Ultra Sharp monitor and my old pc had a 19" CRT monitor.

Obviously my pictures look quite different with my new monitor. Any thoughts besides the obvious of changing the brightness and contrast of my new monitor so I'm not pulling my hair out wondering whether I have "bad pics" that need touched up?

I think there are software programs you can get that will adjust the colors, etc of your monitor so that everything you "see" is accurate.

Any ideas?

Thanks :-)
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Postby Hersh » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:38 am


Ironically, this very minute I am unpacking my Spyder 2 Pro calibration kit for that exact purpose. Once I'm done I'll be able to report on how it works.
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Postby Larry » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:08 pm


I have a Pantone Huey. It does a great job for me.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:48 pm


I concur with the comment on the Huey. I have been using one since it was first released, and have found it to do a commendable job. For a discounted price of around $75.00 it's a steal.
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Postby TenofHearts12 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:22 am


Just curious as to how you made out with your calibration (Mike) and whether the Pantone Huey that was referred to was the basic or pro version. Did you (Pantone users) usually select the default settings that was recommended for photo editing, etc?

Thanks for any help or input and be forewarned that I may have more questions. :-)
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Postby Larry » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:09 pm


I have the standard Huey. I bought it before the Pro came out. I just let it do it's thing. It's pretty simple.
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