First of all, it is important to understand the goals of calibratingyour monitor. The goal is to make your monitor a useful device forsimulating prints, NOT to make your monitor its prettiest. Accuracy isthe goal - not some subjective idea of what's pretty. If you watchvideos, play games etc, your screen will look much better if you jack upthe brightness, contrast and saturation WAY beyond what you want to doif you’re trying to use your monitor as a proofing device for prints.
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A lot of monitors come with software that allows you to createmultiple scenarios (often called profiles, which can be confusing ifyou're using real ICC profiles). You can set up one mode for Photoshop(often the monitor can be made to switch automatically to this mode whenyou run Photoshop ), and another for movies/games or whatever. Thisvaries monitor to monitor so you'll need to look at the software thatcame with your monitor to see if it is possible (Eizos can do this onthe PC using the supplied Screenmanager Pro software).
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- The Eye-One Display, the next generation for monitor profiling, is a brand new, easy-to use powerful, solution.that provides the best monitor profile quality.
- GretagMacbeth's ProfileMaker Pro and the new (version 3) Eye-One Match, ColorVision's Spyder2Pro and OptiCal, and Monaco Optix XR Pro not only allow specifying the display luminance, but use the measurement puck to guide the settings. Other packages, including BasiCColor Display simply let you select a luminance value. In most cases this suffices.
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The hardware colourimeter is a big improvement over the 'mouse type' puck of the Eye-One DIsplay 2. It sits flatter to screen and the counter balance and the cable are matched well. The Eye-One Display was hard to balance and the puck often twisted away from the. In principle, you simply run through your calibration software (i.e. Eye One Match) on each screen (using either of the approaches above). This generates a profile for each device. Next, you must convince your operating system to load each profile into the correct video card for that screen.