Color Management issues with LCD ???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Michael Minick, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. I'm buying a new monitor and I've heard that LCD's are very difficult to to
    set up with regards to Color Management (meaning setting up your monitor so
    that you see the same colors as the printer produces and best done with a
    hardware device). I need informed advice....stick with a CRT or get a LCD? I
    have about 10,000 photos to edit so I want to get off on the right foot. Any
    good URL's on the subject?
    Eddy
     
    Michael Minick, Aug 18, 2004
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    LCD monitors are a whole lot more convenient, and (to me) more comfortable
    to look at, but for color management it will need to be a *really good*
    LCD monitor. I have an Apple Cinema Display, profiled, and it's very
    accurate (and cost a couple thousand dollars, of course). The screen on my
    laptop (an older Powerbook), on the other hand, is profiled as best as I was
    able to, but it just can't cut it for accurate work. I think the newer
    Powerbooks are a bit better in this regard; mine is a few years old. This
    does toss a wrench into photo editing on the road.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Aug 18, 2004
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    mark_digital Guest

    I'm buying a new monitor and I've heard that LCD's are very difficult to to
    set up with regards to Color Management (meaning setting up your monitor so
    that you see the same colors as the printer produces and best done with a
    hardware device). I need informed advice....stick with a CRT or get a LCD? I
    have about 10,000 photos to edit so I want to get off on the right foot. Any
    good URL's on the subject?
    Eddy

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    mark_digital, Aug 18, 2004
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  4. Michael Minick

    Steven Wandy Guest

    What model camera are you using that would be so far off
    you need to adjust color? Is it an older one?

    mark_

    Even if the color/contrast from the camera is perfect, your software that
    you use to edit/proof must read it properly and transmit it properly to the
    printer. (Unless you are using one of the cameras/printer combinations where
    no computer is used.) I have the E-1 which needs (atleast to my eyes) much
    less post-processing than the other 7 or 8 digital cameras that I have had
    over the years (starting with Sony Mavicas - yeah - to an E-10 and a Nikon
    Coolpix 5700). But even if the file needs no post processing at all I still
    want my print to come out looking like what I see on the screen.

    Back to the original question - I have also read the posts that LCDs are
    harder to calibrate. The reason generally given is that you can't get as
    good a black point on a LCD as on a CRT monitor. Not sure if this is true,
    but I ended up getting a ViewSonic CRT monitor.
     
    Steven Wandy, Aug 18, 2004
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  5. Michael Minick

    mark_digital Guest

    What model camera are you using that would be so far off
    you need to adjust color? Is it an older one?

    mark_

    Even if the color/contrast from the camera is perfect, your software that
    you use to edit/proof must read it properly and transmit it properly to the
    printer. (Unless you are using one of the cameras/printer combinations where
    no computer is used.) I have the E-1 which needs (atleast to my eyes) much
    less post-processing than the other 7 or 8 digital cameras that I have had
    over the years (starting with Sony Mavicas - yeah - to an E-10 and a Nikon
    Coolpix 5700). But even if the file needs no post processing at all I still
    want my print to come out looking like what I see on the screen.

    Back to the original question - I have also read the posts that LCDs are
    harder to calibrate. The reason generally given is that you can't get as
    good a black point on a LCD as on a CRT monitor. Not sure if this is true,
    but I ended up getting a ViewSonic CRT monitor.
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    Compare the screens of both a CRT and LCD when they're powered
    off. What you see is their true dark. LCD is truer to being black than a
    CRT. For either, it's an illusion, and therefore it's best to use as close as
    gray without hues for outside your imaging area.
    Now back to the original issue. Recall he said he needed to edit 10,000
    images. My model question was perfectly in order. For a seasoned pro,
    that's 10,000 too many. People trade up not only to increase image
    resolution but also to get away from tedious adjustments.
    mark_
     
    mark_digital, Aug 19, 2004
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