either my laptop or my pc's color is off, i think

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  1. hazy,lazy

    hazy,lazy TPF Noob!

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    so on my laptop these pictures appear to be black and white
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    but they seem to be all green and whatnot on my pc.



    so i'm basically wondering how they look on other people's screens
     
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    grayish-green to me...
     
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    Are your laptop and PC monitor calibrated?

    As it is the technologies used to make laptop and monitor screens is different. Laptops don't offer as much viewing angle latitude as monitors do.

    Also laptop screens lack many of the adjustments that monitors have for things like brightness, contrast, gamma, whitepoint, RGB, etc.
     
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    I too am trying to figure out a color management solution for myself. Unfortunately I just spent a bunch of money, and can't afford a hardware solution. So I guess I'm calibrating recent non-color corrected prints to my monitor.
     
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    gray is green and the top pic i think there is a little purple on his arm and shirt
     
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    i've got green tint and bit of blue in the arm as well.
    so it seems that your laptop is the aberrant party here from what everyone else is saying
    on a mac laptop you can do a sort of makeshift calibration, without external hardware, but i don't know if that's possible on a window's laptop...and there are so many different factors with windows laptops.
    but that might be the cheapo cheapo route to take if you can adjust the colour profile on your laptop..
    sorry can't be of more help
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hate to be the fly in the ointment but there are a couple of problems here that need to be addressed. First the laptop.

    They are great, and they are convenient, but they suck for photo editing. Good for viewing, but editing, no. That is because you can usually never get the exact same set up every time with a tilting screen. If it isn't the same every time then you are not looking at the screen at the same angle. This changes the rendition of the image you see. Only solution to this one is to get a laptop stand that is adjustable and open the screen to the farthest position and have the laptop on the stand with the stand in the same position every time. It will get you close.

    The second issue is simple to solve, but will cost you money. The only way to get true color reproduction is to hardware calibrate your monitors. You can chimp with a printer and get close, but in the long run hardware calibration is hands down the best method.
     
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    thanks for the help guys. clearly the problem is with the laptop.. i'll just do the editing on my pc from now on. :thumbup:
     

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