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Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:46 pm

I just completed a "Black Friday" upgrade to my 3-year-old computer. Thanks to Anthony's guidance I was able to obtain some great deals and do the work myself. I also upgraded my old Samsung monitors to dual matching Dell 27" IPS monitors. Great, vibrant color and I now view my renderings in a far different light...very similar to the iPhone or Ipad only on a larger scale.

Question: Dell claims the monitors come pre-calibrated. I'm terrible at judging color so the reds and oranges look a little intense to me. Is anyone using an online calibration tool or a purchased meter to calibrate their monitors they can recommend?

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Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:01 pm

Check what settings the display's are using. Some display have certain preset like TV hav, something like; vibrant, movie, sports, etc etc. Perhaps they are set to one of these.

I'd say RTFM :)

Otherwise check google and see if you can find other people noting this. Also check if display profile is correct, but that should not have changed. Make sure its sRGB setting or check what is default for this display.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:07 pm

RTFM is the common answer to questions on this forum. One of the many reasons I check or participate on a very rare occasion.
I've participated in several forums over the my years and this forum is making its way to the bottom of my list.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:31 pm

I didnt meant it offensive, but most information is in the manuals. I also added items you could check to see. Perhaps you didnt notice it?
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I dont know the specific monitor, most have different settings. here's something i found which you could check and perhaps helps.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/de ... 859-2.html
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:47 pm

Thanks...that link is very helpful.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:45 pm

In my opinion... There is no such thing as "pre-calibrated". Let me explain.

A color rendered on a screen depends on several factors. The monitor itself, the graphics card, the operating system, the program you are using... even your ambient light... and the combination of settings between these.

When you buy a new monitor, you simply connect it but it will only have let's say good factory settings, probably assuming a "neutral" configuration on your graphics card.

Some basic things you need to configure on your monitor is the contrast (Which defines how bright is the white displayed) the brightness (which actually controls how you differentiate dark zones on an image) and the color temperature. You probably want this to be 65000K.

But the middle grays are normally controlled by the graphics card.

A "pre-calibrated" can mean that it will render a correct gamma if you have not touched the settings on the graphics card (or you have them by default)

I will spam a horrible and archaic webpage of mine to check the gamma... https://otake.com.mx/ColorCalibration/G ... erns.phtml Do not use any zoom on your browser. The numbers 2.0 or 2.2 must be almost invisible.

Viewing an orange or red "too intense" is a bit more complicated. it is about saturation and relationship on colors, not only on power output.

It can mean your monitor has a wider gamut than your previous one, that your application is using another color space, that you need to actually assign one color profile to the image...

In that case, you probably need a colorimeter or calibration device like Color Munky.
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