Calibrating laptop screen

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  1. Photog

    Photog TPF Noob!

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    I just ordered a Spyder 2 Express, and I can see how it should correct the colour of my screen, but how can it effectively calibrate the brightness? The brightness and contrast of the screen varies a lot depending on what angle you are to it. Sorry if this is a stupid question!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It calibrates based on the sensor being directly in front of the screen. It's then up to you to make sure you are viewing the screen from the proper angle and with proper lighting. Just another reason why lap tops are not the best option for critical photo editing.
     
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    Great, that's what I suspected - so the screen is designed to be viewed perpendicularly after calibration?
     
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    It's designed to viewed that way all the time...isn't it?
     
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    Yeah I suppose, I was just making sure! Thanks for your help.
     

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