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Re: Screen calibration frustration!
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2013, 08:43:58 PM »
Zv - have you tried it on an external monitor plugged into your laptop?  I hate to say but you may get better results when using a better LCD.

I have a 32" LCD TV but it's an old model, far too contrasty and I don't know how to calibrate it either. I'll keep trying with the laptop.

Thanks for all the help and advice. I know when I bought the laptop it was made for gaming which does explain the vibrant colors (especially compared to my iPhone!) I think that's why my images might look desaturated and washed out.

 
Make sure you have reactive color settings like auto picture adjustments from your video card set to "OFF"

How do I check this? Under hardware settings or display?
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Re: Screen calibration frustration!
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Re: Screen calibration frustration!
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2013, 02:45:32 AM »
i have the colormunki

it calibrates the mac book pro screens fine and the apple 30" cinema displays
however i have not had good results with the dell 27" u2711 displays i have
same issue you have too contrasty and too saturated or sort of get it calibrated so it looks ok in LR and PS then everything else looks like rubbish

maybe i should sell those
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Re: Screen calibration frustration!
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 03:28:50 AM »
i have the colormunki

it calibrates the mac book pro screens fine and the apple 30" cinema displays
however i have not had good results with the dell 27" u2711 displays i have
same issue you have too contrasty and too saturated or sort of get it calibrated so it looks ok in LR and PS then everything else looks like rubbish

maybe i should sell those

Hmmm seems that the macs calibrate well and cause less headaches! I like the look of the macbook pro, really light with a sleek design. The Sony's a brick in comparison!
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Re: Screen calibration frustration!
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 09:02:08 AM »
Hmmm seems that the macs calibrate well and cause less headaches! I like the look of the macbook pro, really light with a sleek design. The Sony's a brick in comparison!

My 13 inch Vaio Z is noticeably lighter than the 13 inch Macbook pro and calibrates well.

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Re: Screen calibration frustration!
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 09:02:08 AM »