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bigmaxy's picture
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hi guys, I m new here and i hope i m at the right place let's see can anyone help?
I m looking for a cheap and easy way to calibrate my screen, i am aware of the many devices that are made for calibrating but i m looking something fest and free if possible,
so, if anyone has done anything like that please let me know
tnx

natobasso's picture

search cb first

Welcome! I recommend searching the site before posting a new thread on a topic. There's TONS here about monitor calibration:
http://creativebits.org/search/node/calibrate+monitor

There's a wealth of info on this article in particular:
http://creativebits.org/2004/07/basic-color-management.html

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caoimghgin's picture

Cheap?

You could calibrate your screen for free on MacOSX by going to system preferences, displays, hitting the color tab and pushing the calibrate button. This will send you through a series of steps where you will create an icc profile for you monitor 'visually'. It does a pretty good job.

Other solutions require hardware in the form of a colorimeter or a spectrophotometer and a software package. I believe this is the cheapest available.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pantone-X-Rite-Calibration-Huey-Pro-HueyPro-MEU113_W0QQitemZ200208983915QQihZ010QQcategoryZ46730QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

So, you have options ranging from 0 dollars to 30 dollars to several thousand dollars. Let us know how it goes.