Calling Owners of Colour Managed displays


Link Posted 29/06/2008 - 21:06
I've just been setting up my new Pantone Huey with ArgyllCMS and it's made quite a difference. I think it's better but it's quite hard to say without a frame of refference.

So, all you people who are confident your display is right, which of these looks better to you?

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Link Posted 29/06/2008 - 21:17
First is very yellow.

Second is very slightly pink/majenta.

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Link Posted 29/06/2008 - 22:13
The first appears to have a slight green cast. I use a Huey too.

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Link Posted 29/06/2008 - 22:14
George Lazarette wrote:
First is very yellow.

Second is very slightly pink/majenta.


I agree



Link Posted 29/06/2008 - 22:23
Second one is much closer to what I'd expect - 1st one is way to yellow

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Link Posted 29/06/2008 - 22:27
thanks guys, the second one is post calibration and I agree it is a little on the magenta side so I think my screen is now pretty close to right

when I first did it the screen looked very green to me, but now after a couple of hours it looks pretty good.
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Link Posted 29/06/2008 - 23:49
Personally, I like the first (yellow) one. Depending on the time of day, it looks more warm and inviting. Perhaps a tad too yellow, but the second one looks sickly and cold.

I would have to see the real thing to know if one is actually "better".

Now to double the misery... are you viewing with a color managed browser? MSIE handles some color management but Firefox 3 seems to do a better job in making my images look more like they did in PhotoShop (even when I save for sRGB!)

I guess a question would be... did each of images look the same to YOU pre and post color management, respectively?


Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 00:06
Perhaps it would be more informative to post a picture of something that we already know the colour of?

Examples would be a Cadbury's Milk Chocolate wrapper, a telephone box, a Kodak film box and so on.
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Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 00:41
johnriley wrote:
Kodak film


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Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 08:31

Oh, OK then, how about a Sandisk SD card then?

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Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 09:46
Strangely enough, I have a Kodak film box in my drawer...

On the other hand, wouldn't this exercise also require that the viewer has a calibrated monitor? In my experience, my Samsung LCD monitor as well as my Dell laptop both show decent colours with no calibration at all.
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Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 10:04
As Terry says, the main issue is getting the colour the photographer wants in a print to be the same as they see on their screen.

many of us will have different colour managed screens, plus the problem of browser displays.

I know that I tweak the colours of many of my images to show what I want, not necessarily what was there at the time.

As long my web images are reasonably close to the image I get in LightRoom, and that any prints are quite close, then I'm happy.
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Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 10:32
Number 2 looks most "right". However, it's not a good test image - the left side has a green tinge, the right has a magenta tinge

In the Capture One subdirectory there's a useful colour checker TIFF file (it's in Adobe RGB colour space). That's worth loading as a quick check (and is especially useful when trying to colour match output).

The joys of colour management
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 11:41
It would be best to show a pic with a single light source - sunlight preferably, or flash, but certainly not a mixture of sunlight and tungsten.

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Link Posted 30/06/2008 - 13:37
George Lazarette wrote:
First is very yellow.

Second is very slightly pink/majenta.


I agree.

(apart from the J in magenta)

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