RE: Monitor Calibration and digital negatives

From: Don Bryant ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/22/05-07:16:17 AM Z
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Tom and all,

> For monochrome alt work, they may be overkill.

I've read this comment quite a few times from various sources on the
internet and I have to disagree at least based on my experience.

After using monitor calibration hardware and software my monochrome display
was much more accurate than when adjusting the monitor by eye.

> If you are on a Mac with OSX you have a very nice optical (use your
> eyes to measure) monitor calibrator built into the operating system. Go
> to System Pref > Displays > Color > Calibrate. Use the expert mode.
> If you are on a pc "AND" have Photoshop or Illustrator installed, you
> also have a small Adobe app called "Gamma" installed on your system. It
> is very similar to the Mac calibrator. It has been too long since I set
> up a PC screen, I can't remember where to find this or the setting to
> use. But, It worked nicely on the PC.

Again I will say that monitor adjustment using calibration hardware vs.
using the Adobe gamma program was superior with color and monochrome images.

My 2 cents,

Don Bryant
Received on Tue Feb 22 07:16:33 2005

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