Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/17[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 03:50 PM 6/17/98 +0200, you wrote: >Could you tell us more: how does it work ? how reliable have you found it ? >Did you test various mainstream monitors one next to the other to check >consistency ? And how is the calibration tested ? With a reference print >out (and printed out of what ?) ? Thanks beforehand for your explanations. I compared it to the Mac monitor at work that is calibrated for our newspaper. Dang close. The way I did it is to open a picture on my monitor that I know very well from the monitor at work. If they look the same (this is obviously a weak point, color memory isn't that great) and see that my monitor now tones pictures just like the one at work, it's close. The real advantage is for the future, when everyone is using the same calibration scheme. Every monitor using Photoshop 5 will be calibrated to the same standard. The calibration wizard leads you through the steps. You need to know what phosphors your monitor uses (i.e. Trinitron, etc.) and the rest is matching colors and tones. It leads you through the steps. By unifying how all computers and monitors calibrate, it will eventually lead to every computer having the same output to the screen, and matching that to output from prints and presses. It's going to take a while before this really works for everyone. But when it does, it will make working in color consistent. It's based in ICC color control, BTW, and new calibration methods that are being accepted industry wide. Besides, get Photoshop 5 anyway. Magnetic pen and lasso and action palettes and other new features (history brush!!!!!!) are worth the price of the upgrade and then some. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Borger King. Have it our way. Your way is irrelevant.