Monitor Contrast Check - Lightroom
d1v1d Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
edited July 24, 2013 in Finishing School
Would appreciate a pointer on how to calibrate my monitor for Lightroom - it's a widescreen Dell digital monitor. I often make minor contrast adjustments in Lightroom for scanned film shots. Logging in on my laptop, it looks like contrast may be a bit too strong. Is there a good way to calibrate contrast so viewers don't see overly contrasty images?
before i bought Spyder is used THIS PAGE for tuning the monitor
use it on both screens and it should be reasonable correct
A better way to judge is if good prints match your calibrated desk top monitor, after calibration with a good colorimeter, like the i1D2 or the Spyder, on Colormonkee.
You have no control how other folks monitors are adjusted, unless they have carefully calibrated their monitors as well.
Are you using a calibration tool/colorimeter to calibrate your desktop monitor?
Many computer monitors are designed to be quite contrasty, as that catches the eye of viewers, and helps generate sales of the computers.
Good calibrated monitors tend to look a bit flat, more like matte paper, say, that highly saturated high contrast computer game monitors.
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