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Getting correct color on monitor?

Feb 20, 2012 10:56 AM

Tags: #monitor_color



Can anyone point me to a resource(s) for correctly setting the color on my monitor so that it's synched with Lightroom? I have an 11x17 inch Dell monitor; don't see a model name.


I'm not sure if Adobe publishes anything or if I should check Dell's site.


Thought someone might have already dealt with this.




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    Feb 20, 2012 11:05 AM   in reply to bgolden33

    You don't have to synch the monitor with LR but you have to calibrate it. Calibration is done with a spectrometer that measures the contrast, brightness, and colors of your monitor and builds a profile so that your monitor displays the colors correctly. The profile is saved as an icc-profile and will be used by LR automatically. It will also be automatically be used by other programs that are color managed.

    Brand names that come to my mind are "Spyder" and "X-rite". Check the websites of sellers of quality and pro digital photo stuff.


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    Feb 20, 2012 11:40 AM   in reply to bgolden33

    Like WW says.


    You can purchase one for less than $100, and if you want to have your prints match the colours that you see on your screen, you need one.



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    Feb 21, 2012 11:42 AM   in reply to Hal P Anderson
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