View Full Version : Colours on screen
09-03-2008, 10:27 PM
I have just noticed that my images are very different on every screen/ monitor that I use. I have a screen at home, a laptop at work that also has a second screen attached to it. I can work on an image at home and get it so it is looking great only to find that it looks awful at work on the laptop, and only mildly better on the other monitor. If I then go to another monitor elsewhere then it looks different again!
I don't suppose you will ever get a shot looking great on every screen you could ever use, but I suppose the important thing is to get it looking good on the screen you use most.
Has anyone else ever noticed this?
09-03-2008, 11:09 PM
Your monitors aren't calibrated. Mine aren't either. I have 3 as well. Luckily the one I use to edit my photos is very close to how it prints off. However I know there are screen claibraters out there. I know some of our members have used one or more of these.
I would like to know from someone that is in the know, what can be done easily and cheaply to get a monitor or multiple monitors on one system calibrated.
09-04-2008, 12:08 AM
i am pretty lucky my hp printer and hp laptop are pretty much the same color but a friend of mine uses spyder 2 to calibrate her screen and said it was very easy to use and a lot of people use it regularly she swears by it and is much happier with her results now
09-04-2008, 12:40 AM
Jerry or Gary would be your expert on this, but I know at the university we were told that laptop screens are different and they show colors differently.
12-10-2008, 06:48 PM
I use Spyder to calibrate and it shows the before and after.. the after shot usually just gives it a more cooling effect, hope this helps for users who havent got a calibrator. it does make a difference in the final printing stage if you want exact colours contrast etc
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