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Old 08-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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I need a favor, take a look. My monitors don't match

Which one of these looks to have the more correct colors? I just got a second monitor that's fairly old and the colors look better than the one I've been using, but I'm not sure which is more accurate.


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Old 08-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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I would think left?

Or I should say, i'm going to guess left and see if the more knowledgeable people agree.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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What I'm really hoping for is for someone with a properly calibrated monitor to come take a look
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Left one looks better
I'm viewing from my galaxy s3 phone


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What I'm really hoping for is for someone with a properly calibrated monitor to come take a look
That's why I edited my post, didn't want to lead you on like I knew the answer haha.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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Cool, that makes me feel a little better; I can't imagine the phone is too off. Does #2 look too green/blue?
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Yeah, I'd rather not pay to have a print made only to find out my colors are way off.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #8
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Print your photo from home and at a print shop. See which one matches your screen. ?? just a thought
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On a calibrated cinema display. #1 is better, but still has a tinge of pink.

#2 is very cool (too blue).
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yeah #2 is way too blue

While we're all on this subject, is there a decent way to adjust your monitor to get close without buying a fancy thing?
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#1 looks better on my calibrated display also. WB seems a bit off on #2.
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yeah #2 is way too blue

While we're all on this subject, is there a decent way to adjust your monitor to get close without buying a fancy thing?
Just spend $100 and buy even a basic calibrator. It'll pay for itself the first time you make a large print.
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On a calibrated cinema display. #1 is better, but still has a tinge of pink.

#2 is very cool (too blue).
This.

Im on a calibrated Dell IPS panel
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On a calibrated cinema display. #1 is better, but still has a tinge of pink.

#2 is very cool (too blue).
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I'm on a calibrated LED IPS monitor.
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yeah #2 is way too blue

While we're all on this subject, is there a decent way to adjust your monitor to get close without buying a fancy thing?
Rent a fancy thing.
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It is possible to manually calibrate, you just have to have very good vision (color acuity) to get it right.
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