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Some test pictures for colour feedback

My old monitor died on me so I have just taken delivery of a Dell UltraSharp 2412M which I now have up and running.

I've calibrated it and I think it looks OK but I would appreciate it if you would have a quick look at the following pics and let me know how the colours look on your screens

Thanks in advance if you get the time to do this

Grunge vignette by BrianWadie, on Flickr

green bottle front legs up face clean by BrianWadie, on Flickr

cattle in buttercup meadow by BrianWadie, on Flickr
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

The colours on the fly and the meadow look pretty natural. The background for the model looks neutral as well so it looks, from here at least, as if you're pretty much in the right place.

Hope this helps ... John
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

These look spot on to my eye on my monitor and 3 excellent pictures they are!
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

Looking good on my Macbook pro, profiled screen
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

I have the same monitor and they look good to me.

I use:


To set up most things.
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

Thanks John, John, Paul & Graham

It's my first new monitor in a long time (8+ years I think!) so it helps to confirm I've got it sorted OK

Graham, I use Spider pro 2 to calibrate (belongs to my camera club) and have about 6 different B&W and colour calibration standards which I check before and after but still worry that I can be internally spot on but adrift from the rest of the world
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I can be internally spot on but adrift from the rest of the world
Join the club. Good here, innit

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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

Colours look good from here. The meadow definitely has a post Panasonic blue sky .
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

Colours spot on viewing on my ipa
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<snip> I use Spider pro 2 to calibrate (belongs to my camera club) and have about 6 different B&W and colour calibration standards which I check before and after but still worry that I can be internally spot on but adrift from the rest of the world
One of the "real world" problems with the calibration of any light emitting display, is that we all like the colours to look right to our own eye.

Ive set up many TV sets for people, only to have them say that the colours don't look right. Many TVs have multiple "Set-up Options" for different types of viewing, and its the same with monitors. Having an electronic device set it up is good if that suits your eye, but there are several devices that will set it up differently. So what one is correct...

Using a "standard" image, that when printed, produces the desired result, is often better than having the monitor "calibrated" and having prints come out wrong or having to adjust the printer to get the desired results.

Of course it's even more fun when you change paper and the whole thing doesn't look right anymore. Much like when we used to play about in the darkroom exposing test strips, we sometimes need to go through a similar process.

My favorite "calibrated colour charts" come from B&Q.
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One of the "real world" problems with the calibration of any light emitting display, is that we all like the colours to look right to our own eye.

Ive set up many TV sets for people, only to have them say that the colours don't look right. Many TVs have multiple "Set-up Options" for different types of viewing, and its the same with monitors. Having an electronic device set it up is good if that suits your eye, but there are several devices that will set it up differently. So what one is correct...

Using a "standard" image, that when printed, produces the desired result, is often better than having the monitor "calibrated" and having prints come out wrong or having to adjust the printer to get the desired results.

Of course it's even more fun when you change paper and the whole thing doesn't look right anymore. Much like when we used to play about in the darkroom exposing test strips, we sometimes need to go through a similar process.

My favorite "calibrated colour charts" come from B&Q.
Quite, as I use my system for printing my images for exhibition and sale its something I am only too aware off (particularly when people come back for the "Same Print" a few years later for a relative and expect it to be the same colours as the one they have had hanging on their wall all that time, but so far I've got away with it )

I use three stock papers for my work and evaluate two or three potential new ones each year (if I'm lucky I get supplied with the papers to test as I do evaluations for Ephotozine and some others )

That's why I combine calibration with my standards (and have a daylight bulb in my room / close the curtains when the sun is in the wrong angle) I'm a bit anal about colour consistency and WYSIWYG printing
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

WOW Is all that I can say😜🍺🍺
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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

both look fine on a calibrated monitor

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Re: Some test pictures for colour feedback

They look absolutely fine on my monitor which is calibrated but colour is such a subjective perception. The fierce arguments as to what 'green' is often enliven our club meetings.
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They look absolutely fine on my monitor which is calibrated but colour is such a subjective perception. The fierce arguments as to what 'green' is often enliven our club meetings.
...not subjective at all just try asking a Celtic Fan
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