Originally Posted by Warsteiner
I used to work for a print shop and did a lot of monitor calibrations. The rule is that you always want to do the calibration with no profile selected. This is because you want to build a base profile that corrects the monitors color display. I always start with as baseline of a setting as I can. Also sometimes you will want to do the calibration a few times you will be surprised how different each run can be. Another tip for calibrating is to keep the light level in the room to your typical settings for when you use the computer. This means that if you game with the lights off then that is how you should calibrate. The light levels of the room will effect the profile.
Now I also had the benefit of working with 2 guys who had great eyes for color (that is what they do for a living) and they would manually tweek all my profiles after they were created to get them just right. The tool will get you close, but I have never seen one that gets it perfect.
Thank you very much for your reply....what you say makes complete scene but i just wanted some reassurance from someone like yourself that knows and understand the process....as i do not and want to learn....so can you kindly read though below my interpretation of your instructions and the process i need to go though to ready my monitor for calibration....and also of course correct me if i am wrong.
So before i calibrate you would suggest i go into windows Color management and deselect the ICC profile i am currently using right now that corrects the gamma shift at 120hz .....and also ..."Untick"... the box in windows color management that says...."Use my settings for this device"....that surly would put windows and my current ICC profile out of the equation.....and the monitor would be running on its own at this point correct?....then once the spyder has calibrated the screen and produced a ICC profile i would the re-tick the box in color management and use my newly created profile?....is that the correct process?......thanksEdited by lawson67 - 1/24/14 at 1:07pm