Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/08/20

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Subject: [Leica] Re: calibration (WAS: Nathan's PAW 33: On the rollercoaster)
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 19:42:21 +0200
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How is calibration in itself going to help here? In fact, my monitor is
calibrated in the sense that I am able to print and more or less match what
I see on the screen (which does not have a green cast). How do I convert the
profile into sRGB, and how do I embed the profile in the JPEG (I use PS 6)?


Johnny Deadman wrote:

> This is why everyone who works with digital pictures should calibrate
> their monitors and profile-convert into sRGB when posting to the web
> (AND embed a profile in the jpeg). Even if there is no guarantee that
> someone using a non-calibrated monitor will see the image as intended,
> people who actually care about pictures will see it properly. And you
> should then be able to avoid gross color casts like this.
> On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 07:18 AM, wrote:
> > Thanks for looking. This is the frustration with the colors I referred
> > to. When I was adjusting levels in PS on my desktop PC, it looked
> > fine. Then when I looked at it on my notebook, I did see the green
> > cast you mention, and the overall image was darker. I thought of going
> > back to the desktop and readjusting the image, but then what's the
> > point--whatever I do, I have no guarantee that people viewing it on
> > their monitors will see what I see on mine. With B&W the problem is
> > obviously less severe, which is one reason why I post B&W much more
> > than color.
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> John Brownlow
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