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  1. Patrick

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    I've seen critiques on here and other forums stating either an image is to dark,light or the colors aren't right.

    Just curious how often you calibrate your monitor?

    I'll be the first to admit during my off season I slack but it usually averages once a week or every two weeks.
     
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    Maybe once every three months.
     
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    I have just started doing it but it really messed up my comp and I have no idea how to fix it!
     
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    usually every other month i give it a quick check.

    shouldnt have message up your comp... just your monitor.... easiest thing to do is set it back to default, and try again.

    a lot of times though, its not messed up, its actually right, your just use to seeing it messed up... now your seeing it properly (unless you did the calibration wrong.
     
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    I get a reminder every 30 days.
     
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    I do mine monthly (roughly).
     
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    As someone who's never calibrated a monitor before, what is the procedure for doing so?
     
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    Probably not as often as I should: maybe every several months...
     
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    sorry, yes my monitor. I don't really know what to do. I have messed with it endlessly. I have managed to get my light room and photo shop to be right but everything that is on the internet (firefox or IE) is almost neon. Its quite strange. I think I might try uninstalling firefox and reinstalling and see if that helps
     
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    I have it do it automatically, when it shuts down.
     
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    I'm still awaiting this answer.
     
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    I use the poor-man's method: I use the calibration utility in my image editor to set things up, then use that profile as my monitor profile.

    From recommendations from other members, however, I'm thinking about getting the Spyder Pro 3 system:

    Review - Monitor calibration with the Spyder 3 Pro

    Datacolor | Spyder3Pro Display Calibration System from | S3P100

    TR :)
     

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