Did I mess up the calibration?

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  • #16413

    Lazarusz
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    I just completed my first calibration and these are the results, did I mess something up during the calibration process or is it just because I’m calibrating a gaming monitor and shouldn’t expect decent results?

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    #16419

    Florian Höch
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    Turn off any “dynamic” features of the monitor (auto-dimming/-contrast/-backlight etc). Also, this monitor has a TN panel, not very suitable for anything color critical. You should use default settings in DisplayCAL and create a LUT-type profile for best accuracy.

    #16420

    Lazarusz
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    Turn off any “dynamic” features of the monitor (auto-dimming/-contrast/-backlight etc). Also, this monitor has a TN panel, not very suitable for anything color critical. You should use default settings in DisplayCAL and create a LUT-type profile for best accuracy.

    Can you explain how do I create a LUT-type profile?

    I don’t think I have any dynamic features enabled on my monitor. I did use most of the default settings in displaycal, except I changed the profile type to “Single curve + matrix”.

    I recently reran the calibration and this time enabled “White level drift compensation” and I think I got better results. See file.

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    #16422

    Florian Höch
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    Can you explain how do I create a LUT-type profile?

    Like I said, by using defaults.

    I changed the profile type to “Single curve + matrix”.

    TN panels are often not very linear, so for better accuracy use XYZ LUT.

    #16423

    Lazarusz
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    TN panels are often not very linear, so for better accuracy use XYZ LUT.

    I think I read somewhere that by using XYZ LUT, the photoshop, lightroom etc.. will behave differently and show different colors from the system, is that true?

    #16425

    Lazarusz
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    I ran the calibration yet again with the default settings and got great results, but the rgb coverage dropped to 59% from a previous calibration of 72%. What should I do, should I leave it as it is or run more calibrations?

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    #16429

    Florian Höch
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    Only LUT type profiles will show correct gamut coverage on nonlinear panels.

    #16430

    Lazarusz
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    Only LUT type profiles will show correct gamut coverage on nonlinear panels.

    So should I leave the calibration as it is?

    #16442

    Florian Höch
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    That would be my recommendation.

    #16443

    Lazarusz
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    That would be my recommendation.

    Thank you, I really appreciate you answering all these questions.

    #16452

    Lazarusz
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    That would be my recommendation.

    Hi, sorry to bother you again, but I noticed that photoshop shows different colors from lightroom, is that because of XYZ LUT profile? Is there any way to fix it?

    #16453

    Florian Höch
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    Not my area of expertise, I’m not a Lightroom user. You can usually rely on Photoshop being accurate though. As Lightroom is also part of Creative Suite, make sure that your color settings are synchronized, and specifically, that the source profile for your images match in Photoshop and Lightroom, and if you are doing softproofing, those also.

    #16455

    Lazarusz
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    Not my area of expertise, I’m not a Lightroom user. You can usually rely on Photoshop being accurate though. As Lightroom is also part of Creative Suite, make sure that your color settings are synchronized, and specifically, that the source profile for your images match in Photoshop and Lightroom, and if you are doing softproofing, those also.

    I don’t know what to do, I’ve tried every color profile in photoshop to try and match what I see in lightroom, but photoshop still looks different, I mean the color difference is pretty drastic.

    These are my color settings in photoshop:

    #16456

    Florian Höch
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    Which is which? What are your color settings in Lightroom, more importantly, do they match Photoshop? Why the use of ProPhoto as RGB working space? Do you softproof?

    #16457

    Lazarusz
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    Left is photoshop, right is lightroom and how it should look. I don’t softproof.

    These are my settings in lightroom:

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