[argyllcms] Re: Which color instrument just for monitor?

  • From: Klaus Karcher <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:49:37 +0100

Pascal de Bruijn wrote:
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Sebastian Schubert
<schubert.seb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

which color instrument do you recommend for calibrating just a monitor (and
which should run, of course, with argyll).

That sortof depends on your Budget...

... and on your Monitor: if it's a standard gamut LCD, most (inexpensive) colorimeters will do it, but if it's a wide gamut model I'd recommend either a spectrometer or a colorimeter with calibration matrices attuned to the particular display. Bundles (monitor + colorimeter + software) can be worthwhile in this case, not only with regard to price but also as you can rely on that the parts fit together.

Furthermore it's important to control the ambient conditions (at least the illuminance) when it comes to color critical tasks. If your instrument doesn't support ambient measurements, a light meter or a camera and a gray card can act as a makeshift.


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