Posts tagged Monitor Calibration
My new Eye One Display 2 by www.xrite.com arrived last week.
I have been using X-Rite calibration products since I first got a digital camera back in 2002. The calibration process is very easy to perform, the software guides you through the process from start to finish; 4 minutes approximately. The X-Rite software saves and sets the monitor profile for you and adds a reminder to calibrate the screen in another 6 weeks. It makes a huge difference working with a properly calibrated monitor ( I find it an essential piece of kit). I would recommend this product to people working with digital images. I would also recommend this product to anyone in the design industry as they should be using a properly calibrated monitor for the best on-screen results.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this blog post or if you would like me to review another product.
Next week I’m reviewing the B+W 10 stop Neutral Density Filter – need to test it in the field first
Long time since my last blog post, I have upgraded my home / work PC and monitor.
I’m now running
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition 3GHz Socket AM2+ 6MB L3
300GB SATA with 16MB Cache as my OS drive, and a load of data drives.
GForce 7050 – I don’t play games on my PC so this does a good enough job for photo processing.
Loads of Fans
I upgraded my monitor to a Iiyama Prolite 24″ TFT, excellent monitor for the money.
Today I calibrated the monitor with a i1Display screen profiler. This screen was already very near the calibrated settings, unlike the unlike the Samsung 23” that I found to be way off the correct colour levels. I sent the Samsung back due to a dead pixel in the end, glad i paid the extra £20 for the Iiyama. Working with profiled monitor is essential for professional photographers and designers, you really do notice the difference when you see someone else’s screen and see all the colours washed out or white as a cream colour.
I have also upgraded my operating system to Windows 7 Pro, seems to run well, I’m impressed so far, maybe windows have managed to release an OS that’s actually OK, touch wood.
Big thanks to Image IT in Daventry for the monitor profiler