The A2A Simulations Community

"Come share your passion for flight"
It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:13 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:07 am 
Offline
BDG
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:17 pm
Posts: 7913
Location: Oahu, Hawai'i
My old cathode ray tube Monitor died tonight. RIP
Had to steal my daughter's new fangled flat screen Monitor for an emergency replacement.
She was not pleased, but powerless to prevent the theft!

Anyway, now I had to try to calibrate colors with this new flat monitor.
One picture I have used for 2 years is this one,
as it has A/C, and terrain. Taken from a French website, long ago.
I enlarged it to 1024.
It gives me a good feel for what the monitor should show my eyes.

Image

I use this one too, especially for finding the right gamma level to use.

Image

I would appreciate any advice on current color calibration techniques with flat screens,
and also any of the user's favorite wallpapers.

Aloha!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:32 am 
Offline
Senior Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 18, 2004 8:05 am
Posts: 2007
Location: The Good ol U.S. of A.
Can't help you Stickman, but pretty pictures :)

_________________
Image
Snuffy
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:26 am 
Offline
BDG
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:32 am
Posts: 1221
Most LCDs come with custom color settings if you load the drivers (which do a good job). Sometimes, depending on the LCD, you may get a calibration tool included. Try looking for a calibration tool specifically for LCDs since there are some differences between them and CRTs, most notably in the past was how the color black was represented. I find it is necessary to adjust gamma for each of the 3 channels.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:29 am 
Offline
A2A Lieutenant Colonel
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:22 pm
Posts: 9837
Location: Lowestoft Suffolk UK
The Bretling fighters, ahh seeing them again would be nice, shame they stopped.

Colour calibration is a nasty business best left to true professionals who need it, ie those who print. Just intsall the monitor and what you see whould be fine although ive noticed flat nastys as i call them do a horrible job of showing dark areas, with them being there or not and no real inbetween so some brightness etc might be needed.

_________________
A2A Facebook for news live to your social media newsfeed
A2A Youtube because a video can say a thousand screenshots,..
My twitter for my own twitter and random A2A insights


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:37 pm 
Offline
BDG & A2A
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:33 pm
Posts: 2185
Location: SW Ontario, Canada (ex-pat Brit)
When I was working as a technical illustrator/graphic designer a calibrated monitor was a 'must have' for me. Try the following links for information and test screens. The best calibration can only really be achieved with a 'spider' but you can get very close using some of the methods and test screens on the links.

http://www.photofriday.com/calibrate.php

http://www.aim-dtp.net/aim/photoshop/v5 ... hite-point

http://www.pawprint.net/designresources ... ration.php

http://epaperpress.com/monitorcal/

http://www.icehousedesigns.com/tools/monitor.php

http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html

Hope those help.

_________________
Larry
E8400 Core2Duo 3 Ghz, 4 Gb DDR2 PC6400 RAM, GTX460 (1 Gb), Realtek HD O/B audio, XP Pro (SP3)
Saitek X52 HOTAS, Saitek Yoke/Throttle, Saitek Rudder Pedals, TIR 5 Pro, LG 22" WS LCD, B-K Gamer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:55 pm 
Offline
BDG
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:17 pm
Posts: 7913
Location: Oahu, Hawai'i
Thankyou, gents. Always appreciate advice in this area.

Tako,
that Norman Koren one I was previously following, mostly . Used the the free WizWYG monitor calibrator for a long time.

The others are new to me. Mahalo!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group