How do I know if the colors I see on my monitor are as they should be? A friend of mine said the colors are too shocking, bright.  To me they look fine, the same as when I bought this monitor/pc, about a year ago.  Is there a standard for this type of thing?  Thanks so much for any help!!!  tbc


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on Jul 08, 2009

Is there a standard for this type of thing?

Yeah.........

To me they look fine
 

That's the standard.

....next!!

on Jul 08, 2009

Control Panel > Colour Management

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/color/default.mspx

Readme's and Help files in Adobe applications search for "colour profiles" and "colour gamut" if you have any installed, they can set weird colour profiles if installed: normally cutting reds towards orange. Adobe also used to put a gamma correction control in control panel but it seems to be absent now with Photoshop CS4.

but as yrag said if it looks OK to you it is OK

on Jul 08, 2009

I believe it is the frontal part of the brain that handles color responce. 

 

(I thought Adobe used American English, i.e. "color" not "colour".  I'd believe, if windows changed based on region But am a little surprised that Adobe might.)

on Jul 08, 2009

(I thought Adobe used American English, i.e. "color" not "colour". I'd believe, if windows changed based on region But am a little surprised that Adobe might.)

Yup, Adobe's finally cottoned on to the huge travesty of omitting the U... I hear the next round of updates will include replacing Z's with S's so that colourised is back to how it should be.

 

on Jul 08, 2009

Try Lagom's gamma calibration tests. (IIRC, there's also some for CRTs)

on Jul 09, 2009

How do I know if the colors I see on my monitor are as they should be?

send me a print screen & I'll tell you.....

on Jul 09, 2009

Well for the regular user you can try calibration tests, me myself im putting my trust to the manufacutrers sRGB calibration, because you need special hardware to measure it otherwise(photo pros use this kinda stuff, and really expensive monitors).

about sRGB http://www.w3.org/Graphics/Color/sRGB.html

Hardware-based calibration utilizes light monitoring and measurement devices along with software to achieve the more exacting results needed for high-end work.

There are different lcd panels that are better in showing more true colors like sIPS for more info read this http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/lcd-panel-types.php

Also use a ICC profile

on Jul 09, 2009

If you really want to keep your monitors calibrated I would suggest a hardware calibrator as well.  I just recently picked up the Pantone Huey and it automatically calibrates the monitors.

It's fairly inexpensive, and it works very well.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone who does graphics, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Pantone-MEU101-huey/dp/B000CR78C4

 

on Jul 09, 2009

That's the standard.
  Thank you yrag!!!!   

 

Ausvet, thank you, also for the link!!!   Zyxpsilon, I will check that out, also your links voidcore, sydney thank you!!! ID, looks like a good deal!!!  landisaurus, Starkers....I prefer colour rather than color...it looks prettier!!!

on Jul 09, 2009

Starkers....I prefer colour rather than color...it looks prettier!!!

And it's correct.

on Jul 09, 2009

Island Dog
If you really want to keep your monitors calibrated I would suggest a hardware calibrator as well.  I just recently picked up the Pantone Huey and it automatically calibrates the monitors.

It's fairly inexpensive, and it works very well.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone who does graphics, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Pantone-MEU101-huey/dp/B000CR78C4

 

 

Nice that's quite inexpensive!

 

on Jul 09, 2009

starkers
Starkers....I prefer colour rather than color...it looks prettier!!!

And it's correct.

He means corrouct. 

on Jul 09, 2009

starkers

(I thought Adobe used American English, i.e. "color" not "colour". I'd believe, if windows changed based on region But am a little surprised that Adobe might.)
Yup, Adobe's finally cottoned on to the huge travesty of omitting the U... I hear the next round of updates will include replacing Z's with S's so that colourised is back to how it should be.

 

Because Z just wasn't used infrequently enough.

on Jul 09, 2009

DrJBHL

Quoting starkers, reply 10Starkers....I prefer colour rather than color...it looks prettier!!!

And it's correct.

He means corrouct. 

Was going to say correctamundo... but then I realised that was another Americanism coined by Fonzie.

on Jul 09, 2009

Because you're from Auztralia....