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I have a Samsung SyncMaster EX2220 and a LG Flatron IPS226. I am having a lot of trouble trying to get these monitors to match, as well as show the correct colors.

I am using the software that came with my ATi card, the AMD VISION Engine Control Center, to adjust color, hue, saturation, temperature, contrast, etc.

It seems no matter what I do, I cannot get the two monitors to match in color. On top of that, the LG monitor seems to show a little more harshness and seem more uneven when it comes to lighting on skin tones. I was editing in Lightroom on some photos, and on the Samsung monitor the light is very balanced looking with a pleasant look on the shadows in the face, but then on the LG monitor it seems to go from bright to dark harshly where there is shadowing.

I am not sure which monitor is correct. The calibration tests I've looked at online seem to look fine to me for both monitors.

Do you guys suggest one monitor over the other as the one to trust? Is there something else I can do see which one is more correct? I thought about hooking it up to my TV, as my TV definitely shows correct skin tones and all. What do you guys think? I'm open to and in need of ideas.
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I would suggest buying a Colorimeter. The i1 is a good one to use. You'll be hard pressed to ever get two monitors identical by eye, with a good calibrator it'll take you just a few minutes.

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Originally Posted by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom];14474790 
I would suggest buying a Colorimeter. The i1 is a good one to use. You'll be hard pressed to ever get two monitors identical by eye, with a good calibrator it'll take you just a few minutes.

Amazon.com: Xrite EODIS3 i1Display Pro: Electronics
Interesting. I'll definitely have to look into getting this one of these days. I think for now I was able to get things looking right, but I definitely want it to be spot on. So, I am gonna add that to my wish list :-P Thanks for the link!
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i see you're a fan of LG. for me personally i dont like lg products. they always come across to me as entry level stuff. or cheapest of the big dogs.

so my contribution to this thread is that instead of wasting time trying to calibrate the monitor just get a pro display.
get some real monitor for photography.

im not surprised your complaining about the lg instead of the samsung. i havent taken the time to look at lg complains in this display subforum. but im almost sure 5 pages deep in this subforum lg will be on top of the list in complaints.



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Originally Posted by Remix65;14479095 
i see you're a fan of LG. for me personally i dont like lg products. they always come across to me as entry level stuff. or cheapest of the big dogs.

so my contribution to this thread is that instead of wasting time trying to calibrate the monitor just get a pro display.
get some real monitor for photography.

im not surprised your complaining about the lg instead of the samsung. i havent taken the time to look at lg complains in this display subforum. but im almost sure 5 pages deep in this subforum lg will be on top of the list in complaints.



my opinion.
Duly noted. I do believe that the LG is having the issues. I sent the same picture to a few people and they said the contrast was fine, and the skin (even after my edits) in the pictures were flesh tone. However, on the LG, everything just looks nasty.

You're right. I'm going to try and get some better displays. Maybe I'll just make the upgrade to two 24" of the same brand/model.
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