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Monitor Calibration


Greetings,

It has been made clear that many people do not have the proper calibration of their monitors.

Mike Verta, a prominent and extremely talented cg artist has been kind enough to share these basic tools to calibrate people's monitors to view colours and images in the best possible light as they were meant to be seen.
I strongly recommend that you use these tools to set your monitor settings, as everyone sets their monitors differently.

Brightness / Gamma Correction
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you should only be able to see the 2 rightmost squares in both images.
If you can see 3 squares on the top, your monitor is too bright.
If you can see 3 squares on the bottom, your monitor is too dark.

Temperature Setting
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This image is used to determine grey scale scale settings.
There are 3 grey stripes in this image.
The centre stripe is solid grey.
The left stripe is 5% blue.
The right stripe is 5% red.

It is strongly recommended that you reset your monitor to these settings for the best possible viewing experience in general, not just the art on our site, but for games and movies as well.

I hope that this is useful to you and I want to thank Mike Verta for his invaluable help.
check out his website here, it is awesome.
Star Wars Legacy

kind regards,
Lucas

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Re: Monitor Calibration


Hey this is handy !!

My monitor is, apparently, well calibrated !! I use a Sony 17" lcd SDM-HS74P x-black with my Mac Mini. Works like a charm !

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Re: Monitor Calibration


As mac user you are pretty lucky, because OS X has very good integrated calibration software.

I use a 15" Sony Trinitron screen for color correction, since my main screen is an LCD and they are not colorfast enough. Even perfectly calibrated, an LCD makes things visible that can not be seen on a normally calibrated TV screen or CRT screen and there are often some slight changes in color.

Even if it is calibrated well, never trust a flatscreen!

But I don't suppose you are working with TV material, so this doesn't probably hurt you much.

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Seeing as how the original assets listed here are all missing.. I went looking for some replacements. I found a plethora of junk describing how to let Windoze 10 tell you what it thinks your color settings should be. If you want to ACTUALLY calibrate your monitor itself, I found a place that lists some cool resources here:

MONITOR CALIBRATION

(admin edit - emphasized the link - Lucas)

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That is an EXCELLENT Resource!

thank you for that crogoint! much appreciated!

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