2. Recommended calibration settings

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2. Recommended calibration settings

Post by Mike Hynes » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:50 pm

What are the recommended calibration settings, including those for LCD screens & Laptops?

1. What are the recommended calibration settings?
The recommended calibration settings will depend your purposes and industry. For graphic arts we usually recommend:
• Color Teperature of D65 (or 6500K)
• Gamma of 2.2
• Luminance of 120-140 cd/m
Try calibrating with these settings first. If you find that you need slight changes to better match your workflow, adjust your settings and calibrate again.

2. LCD Calibration Settings in ColorMunki software
LCD displays only provide control over brightness. There is no bias or gain or contrast adjustment. The only variation is the intensity of the backlight.
If you are having difficulty with the contrast adjustment in the ColorMunki software, try resetting your monitor to factory defaults. Skip the contrast step, even if your monitor has that control. Then, adjust your brightness to reach your target. If you find that you cannot reach the target using your monitor's brightness control alone, raise or lower the contrast control as needed to help fine-tune your luminance range. After you reach the brightness target, proceed with creating your ICC profile.

3. Color Cast on laptop displays
Color casts on laptop displays can be the result of the white point selected. Very often the native white point on these displays is lower than the white point selected. When this is the case, the software based calibration uses curves to raise the color temperature. Driving the monitor to the higher color temperature can lead to a magenta cast.
Example: If the native white point on your monitor is 6200K, but 6500K is selected as the desired white point, a magenta cast could be the result.
The proper strategy here is to select "monitor native" as the white point.

Information taken from The X-Rite web site 19 Nov 2012

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