Setting up my monitor

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  1. teishu

    teishu TPF Noob!

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    Is there a special way to set my monitor up so that the colors are as realistic as possible ?

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  2. Big Mike

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

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    You can try to do it with software like Adobe Gamma...but to do it properly you need calibration software and hardware.
     
  3. Patrice

    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have to agree with Big Mike here. It made a world of difference when I did it using colorvision hardware/software. Pretty easy to use.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    To add to other responses.

    What you want is not 'realism.'
    You want to see images the same as every other monitor and printer does. That is the purpose of calibrating to a standard. Then when you post an image, everyone sees it as you do. When you print it or get it printed, the printer understands what colors to produce.
     

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