ok so if i calibrate my monitor to adobe rgb and cs3 and my camera will it fix my....

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  1. ShaCow

    ShaCow TPF Noob!

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    ok, im really worried about my images being so dark as ive sold my desktop, i dont have a printer.(well, i cant afford the £80 refil) so im left with my laptop...

    i was wondering if i load adobe rgb 1998 into my laptop nvidia colour correction, then use this in cs3, and my camera (which i use in my camera anyway) ... will this sort out my dark shots and make its almost the same as everyone elses?

    pease advise
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure.

    To really calibrate a monitor properly, a hardware device like the Spyder or Hewy is required. It's tough with laptops (IMO) because the screen looks different depending on the angle at which you view it.
     
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    ShaCow TPF Noob!

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    oh right.. ok...

    ive just set my screen to use adobe rgb.. and loaded up an unedited raw and they look really under exposed.. but they look fine on my cameras lcd... they where shot in adobe rgb...
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's not a good place to judge images.
     
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    ShaCow TPF Noob!

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    lol i know.. but i have no other option...i cant even afford a printer...

    i remmeber seeing a canon printer in one of my mags for like £65... I can probly afford something like this.... what do you recommend?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you really need a printer these days? It's probably cheaper to send them to a lab (once you figure in paper and ink for the printer).
     
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    hmm, well ive never really looked at it before.. i think its more expensive here in the uk... but i could be wrong
     
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    what do the histograms look like?
     
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    ShaCow TPF Noob!

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    ok heres the histogram for this image...

    looks perfect on my laptop monitor....:confused:
     

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    Sorry, I can't make much out of a heavily post-processed image because I don't know what you're going for.

    How about a more standard image that looks great on your monitor.
     
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    Serverkill, try this link.
    http://www.drycreekphoto.com/index.html

    They do a good bit of the calibration here in the US on commercial photo printers and have instructions on calibrating your monitor -by hand so to speak. mike
     
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    I personally broke down and purchased a Spyder to calibrate my monitor. I tried by hand many times and just couldn't get it right.
     

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