having the hardware is the best way to calibrate your device. I am concerned about it only because the colors will be used in print as well as on the web. As far as monitors go, it will be a myriad of different calibrations, you are right. Color is better on a Mac, because they are natively calibrated towards a more realistic representation — but that just with windows defaults, OEM's calibrate their monitors any way they want, I suspect that a lot of windows installs have better-than-default settings nowadays. Profiles usually ship with the device, but nothing beats a hardware calibrator (a must for anyone in the creative world, print or otherwise).
- Austin On May 22, 2007, at 5:49 PM, Jonas Sundström wrote:
ar1000@xxxxxxx wrote: ...As far as colors go, do you know if your monitor is calibrated, I want to make sure everyone is seeing the same thing which leads to the question of: will the target audience have Mac, PC, or properly calibrated Gamma/Color?What they have now is anyone's guess. PCs mostly, but a lot of people have Macs. Some have both, like me. Haiku will run on PCs first. Macs at some point in the future. I doubt that many people have properly calibrated systems. Don't you need special hardware, like this one? http://www.pantone.com/Pages/Products/Product.aspx?pid=79&ca=2 I know color correction is very important, especially in print/ publishing, and I don't mean to be disrespectful, but isn't color correction closely tied to the operating system rather than to the hardware itself, these days? (MacOS/Windows vs Mac/PC) I suppose the same graphics card and monitor would produce the same colors, being driven by the same OS (Haiku) and the same device driver, regardless of what the rest of the hardware happens to be, or am I missing something? /Jonas Sundström.