The red bars and text on these forums.

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  1. Charles89

    Charles89 TPF Noob!

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    How would you describe the red of on the forums. (the red text of the forum categories and the different red bars)

    I ask this because Im calibrating my colors and I need help :)
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Blood red, but slightly brighter...

    Not pure red, but not very dark either. Not quite true blood red.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If I go through my wife's lipstick & nail polish collection, I might be able to find a color that's pretty close, lol.
     
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    If you're not using at least a colorimeter device and it's associated software, you're not really calibrating but at best estimating. Your question assumes anyone answering has an a correctly calibrated monitor too.

    On of the interesting things about human vision is we all see colors slightly differently, because our brains individually filter what we see based on our expectations.

    Get one of these when they're in stock again: X-Rite | Eye-One Display 2 Colorimeter Monitor Profile | EODIS2

    Edit: You're the one having print problems? If so you need a spectrophotometer to calibrate the monitor and printer so you need: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...CMUNPH_ColorMunki_Photo_Color_Management.html
     
  5. Charles89

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    Sadly Im a college student, and I cant afford 200$ for the moment :p
     
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    The bars and text are red???
     
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    Yeah I thought they were some type of burgundy.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    What does your cell phone cost you per month? ;)
     
  9. Charles89

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    I know, I know lolll


    Thanks for the answer Bitter tought they were green.
     
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    quick question....

    how do you calibrate your monitor?

    Can you calibrate a laptop screen/monitor?
     
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    I do it trough my Nvidia Control Pannel.

    Btw I finally managed to get my monitor and printer to work good togerther. They are still not EXACTLY the same, but its good.

    Thx everyone.
     
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    I'd say the bars are crimson.
     

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