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« on: September 22, 2010, 17:35 »
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I just switched from PC to Mac, and had to calibrate LaCie 324 monitor.  
(A friend helped me with the calibration the last time, and the settings are on disconnected, nearly dead PC.)

Do below calibration settings sound right? They are ones suggested by my Blue Eye Pro:

Gamma:  2.2
White point: 6500K
Luminance: 120 cd/m2
Black point: 00 cd/m2

thanks  :)  Ann


« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 03:39 »
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I believe the default gamma setting for Mac is 1.8.

http://www.adobe.com/education/pdf/cib/ps7_cib/ps7_cib17.pdf


« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 12:19 »
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Ann -- you have the right calibration settings.

Massman is correct that the default for the Mac is a gamma value of 1.8 (up to version 10.5); although the new default is a gamma value of 2.2 (version 10.6 upwards). See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3712. However, regardless of the default gamma, all digital content producers should be using a gamma value of 2.2 when calibrating their monitors. Check out Gary Ballard's website for more information.

Monitor calibration: http://www.gballard.net/photoshop/hardware_calibrate_monitor.html

Color management: http://www.gballard.net/psd.html

Hope you enjoy the new Mac.


Thanks for the correction. Always learning.

Sorry if I sent you down the wrong path Ann.

« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 17:46 »
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Thank you so much for replying, forpositiononly and massman.  

Photos on my monitor seemed to look as expected after the switch & calibration, but I feel MUCH better now with some knowledgeable confirmation.

Now I'm mired in getting Nik Collection into CS5. The very bad news is that - except for Viveza2 - it looks like Nik doesn't support 64-bit systems yet. Aaaack!  Just sent a detailed letter to their tech support...

Oh, and all's fine, massman, for I saw your old and then new post during my same visit here.

big thanks   :D Ann
« Last Edit: September 25, 2010, 09:12 by ann »


 

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