Re: Monitor Calibration and digital negatives

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Date: 02/21/05-08:59:13 PM Z
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Hi Brian,

My favorite is the Gretag Macbeth system, but it is a little spendy. There
are a number of systems out there—get the best one you can afford. There are
a number of reviews online you can check out.

In some cases it is not just a matter of profiling, but also the brightness
setting you use. When profiling the Mac flat screen, you can set the
brightness seperately from the profile. These monitors have a relatively large
brightness range. When I got my first one, I was having headaches it was so brigh—
then I found the adjustment knob! I set mine at about "3" on a scale of "16".
I've had a number of people using the PDN system say that their prints seemed
darker than they should be—I usually suggest they check the brightness setting
and consider lowering it and this does the trick.

Best Wishes,
Mark Nelson
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In a message dated 2/21/05 8:33:08 PM, writes:

>         Hello;
>                 I am trying to work with a few of my digital images to
> produce enlarged negatives (specifically using the Pictorico OHP material).
> However
>         I have noticed that the proof images I generate are generally
> between a zone to a zone and a half darker than the images on my monitor. Due to
> this I'm
>         also looking into monitor calibration and printer profile packages.
> Though this may be somewhat off topic. (I kinda look at this as the same
> sort of testing that I
>         do with film/developer/paper)
>                 I was wondering if anyone had had any experience with these
> packages? And if so what that was.
>         Brian Casey 
Received on Mon Feb 21 20:59:30 2005

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