[argyllcms] Re: Am I stupid or is it something else... my color management sucks.

  • From: Magnus Berg <magnus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 14:38:00 +0200

Thank you for your answer Roger.

I have read the same thing during my search for a solution; that Spyder 2 can differ from one unit to unit. And yes, if no one else here on the list has any better suggestion to a solution I'm willing to buy a new color meter. Spyder 3 it's that expensive.


2010-04-11 14:17, Roger Breton skrev:

I have two Spyder2 here and one of them results in profiles with a terrible
green cast. I would not be surprised that the instrument itself is the
source of your problems.


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Subject: [argyllcms] Am I stupid or is it something else... my color
management sucks.

Hi, I'm new to the list and got a big problem.

I bought me a used Spyder 2. Realized that my old CTR couldn't produce
enough light (90 cd/m^2 not 140 cd/m^2 that sRGB require). Digged a deep
hole in my wallet and bought a quite expensive NEC 2690WUXI2. Now my
color managed application show a green cast after calibration and
It's not fun at all. :-(

This is how I do the calibration and proofing:

I use dispcalCUI. After that I had use the screen's OSD to set the 'White
point', 'White level' and 'Black point' i got this nice values then I do a

Doing check measurements
Black = XYZ   2.28   7.37   0.00
Grey  = XYZ  27.17  28.58  31.02
White = XYZ 130.26 137.22 149.83
1%    = XYZ   1.38   1.46   1.58

    Target Brightness = 140.00, Current = 137.22, error = -2.0%
    Target 50% Level  = 50.07, Current = 28.58, error = -15.4%
    Target Near Black =  1.37, Current =  1.46, error =  0.1%
    Target white = x 0.3128, y 0.3291, Current = x 0.3121, y 0.3288, error
=  0.38
    Target black = x 0.3128, y 0.3291, Current = x 0.3120, y 0.3299, error
=  1.22

Then dispcalGUI send this command to dispcal:
dispcal -v -d1 -c1 -yl -P0.500317863954,0.485345838218,1.0 -qh -t6500
-b140 -G2.2 -f0 -k0 -A4 -B0.0001 colprof -v -qh -al

Before, then I only did a -qm calibration, I got strong red casts on my
calibrated screen, and the profiled applications gave strong green casts.
strange thing then was that the red cast only occurred on color
254,254,254 to
around 249,249,249 but tones darker than that looked neutral grey with my
eyes. After that I chose -qh this color tones and others looks neutral,
with my

After that I load the calibration profile done after the command above I
this then I run dispcal -r -yl:

magnus@debian:~$ dispcal -r -yl
XRandR 1.2 is faulty - falling back to older extensions Place instrument
on test
Hit Esc or Q to give up, any other key to continue:
Current calibration response:
Black level = 0.60 cd/m^2
White level = 135.50 cd/m^2
Aprox. gamma = 1.92
Contrast ratio = 226:1
White chromaticity coordinates 0.3099, 0.3266
White    Correlated Color Temperature = 6676K, DE 2K to locus =  4.9
White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 6676K, DE 2K to locus =  0.3
White        Visual Color Temperature = 6490K, DE 2K to locus =  4.7
White     Visual Daylight Temperature = 6664K, DE 2K to locus =  0.3
The instrument can be removed from the screen.

I understand nothing. How can I have gamma 1.92 and the above
temperature then I chose to calibrate to 2.2 and 6500? And why is there a
green cast on the pictures viewed in Color managed applications?

Did I understand things right:
I should load the profile as a system wide screen calibration profile with
dispcalGUI, the same as you do with dispwin -L. And then I load then same
profile to the color managed applications as a screen color profile?
It's then I load then profile into then color managed applications that
green cast ampere.

I have struggled with this for weeks, and googled a lot, and reading this
list without finding any useful help. Therefor I ask you for help. The
only thing
I want is a good color managed environment for working with sRGB pictures.

Magnus Berg

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