The calibration of a monitor plays an important role, and not just for professional users in advertising agencies or in electronic page setting (CEPS), who are dependent on natural, or, to put it better, “neutral” colour reproduction.
Ambitious PC users in the amateur sector also wish to be able to display their images or games as colour accurately as possible. Amateur photographers often purchase high-quality digital mirror reflex cameras and are then disappointed with the pictures they take when they view them on the monitor.
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Digital Quality Tools
The Digital Quality Tool (DQ Tool) was developed by leading manufacturers and suppliers of digital imaging services at the initiative of CIPHO and the German Photographic Industry Association (Photoindustrie-Verband e.V.). The DQ Tool provides a simple and fast method to achieve a more uniform print quality for private users wishing to edit digital photos on their computers. This is done by adjusting the monitor to match a reference print
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On the left is the image as it might appear on an un-corrected monitor. The centre image should look right on a monitor with a gamma of around 1.8, and lastly; The right-hand image is how a system with a linear response [gamma of 1.0] might display the image. just click here to read this article.
The ideal, recommended and indispensable solution for pros is calibration. A sensor measures the differences in a series of color patches on the screen and these are then adjusted through the creation of new table (LUT for Look Up Table).
There are actually two tables (LUT): One is in the screen (hardware) and the other LUT is that of your graphic card, and this is the one that is changed in calibration.