I'm in favor of whatever you can get consistent results with. I had to tweak my monitor, it may not be perfect but it's more than close enough for me. The factory calibrated mode is far too bright for my room, and a bit too warm to be neutral, in my opinion. I think most people who are hyper critical about calibration, have some unique lighting in their room to control its brightness and temperature, when editing. My room is usually just pretty dark with a single warm-colored light, much of the time. There is one window, the drapes are always closed...if the sun is shining into it brightly, I can't edit.
Sorry to hear that, I wasn't really trying to be critical, hope you didn't take it that way. I'm sure you will figure out what the problem is with the calibration on your laptop's screen, or whichever computer you use. In my experience, the amount of (and color temperature of) ambient light present in the space where you do the reviewing or editing, makes a difference. I wind up setting my Asus monitor fairly dark, because the ambient light in my computer room is dark...also on the warm side.Hi Carl.
I must check the images on my laptop, lots going on at the moment. The pictures were downloaded to my desktop, no editing is done, I still haven't taken the plunge, I cannot afford expensive software at present and have yet to take up an offer I had for some help with DPP.
I have no idea what to change by how much, everything I do always seems to make things worse. Much as I'd love a 24" monitor I don't have the desk realestate to put it on, have to make do with my 17" monitor.
Cheers Graham.Hi Folks.
Thanks for the reply CarlTN.
Is there an oops moment there, I just looked on my iPad and the dark one is real dark, nearly black? Not at all how it looked on my monitor or camera LCD. Best I check the calibration before sending too many more, thought I had the calibration about right! Is this just an iPad thing, picture 1712 looked almost as light as picture 1713, 1713 looked almost blown!
All look substantially darker than the original!
No problem, and I have no idea, I don't own any apple products. You should consider editing on a desktop computer with a 24 inch monitor though, in my opinion. My monitor cost less than an iPad...
I also do not have any fancy calibration equipment, but I found a way that I thought worked better than the usual gamma and colour adjustments online. Its super simple, just get some prints at a reliable printer, that highlight problem areas, (skin tones, blues, dark shadows and almost blown highlights), hold them up next to your screen, and adjust so its closer. hard to get perfect but easy to get it closer. I always find the online calibration tools too subjective, although the windows 7 integrated one is pretty good.