First time in this forum and I'm the first to admit that my knowledge is limited, so any help would be appreciated.
I've built a new PC with Win7 64bit and twin monitors. Following advice I've installed 2 matching ATI grahics boards and connected one monitor to each. The "main" screen is an Eizo and I use that as "second monitor" in Lightroom and the main monitor in Photoshop. The second monitor is a cheap and cheerful LG which has palettes etc from PS and is used for word processing etc. Manufacturer's drivers are used for both screens.
I have calibrated both using Eye1 Display2 and the correct icc profile appears to be assigned to each monitor. The problem is that they appear to be significantly different, Monitor 2 (the LG) is much brighter than Monitor 1 (the Eizo). Monitor 1 matches the printer so that's OK but shouldn't both screens look the same - or am I missing something?
Any and all help gratefully received.
It will be practically impossible to get two monitors to look exactly the same unless the two are identical.
Even if the calibration of each monitor was perfectly performed, all you could achieve is to get each monitor to look as good as it can on its own. The differences will show.
When one of them is a high quality monitor like an Eizo and the other one a cheapo Life is Good (LG) bargain, it would be absurd to expect them to look anywhere near identical.
Thanks for the reply to my question which showed how little I know. At least now I know that I'm not doing anything wrongly, perhaps one day I'll have another Eizo...
also thanks for this i really need it