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so PR-Imagery in thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1407458/seriously (page 4 - post 35) mentoned calibrating the video card.

my issue is that i'm color blind, so how would one go about calibrating?
Not that it would really matter to me, but i do use my computer in the living room as both gaming and watching movies with the gf. also when friends come over, i'd like them to be blown away by the detail.

i'm not the color blind where you just see black and white.. figured i would toss that out there.
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I'm a bit color blind as well, I've failed pretty hard at manual calibration but maybe that's just me lol.

There are devices that attach to your monitor and do it, but I borrowed one before and it didn't work very well. I just leave everything at defaults now.
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I'm partially colorblind (they say "red/green" colorblind, but I sometimes confuse blue and purple, yellow and orange, etc. It all depends on the shade). So I go by skin tone. If the color of someone's skin looks natural and real, then it's right. If it doesn't, then it's wrong.

 

You can also try to match colors based on labeled color swatches, but I think that looking at skin tone is the best way to go about it. That's just my approach though. My mom taught it to me nearly 20 years ago when I was trying to adjust a TV - she said that it would be easier if I looked at the skin tones, and that was a major help. She has perfect color vision and by the time I finished making everyone on the TV look natural, she said it looks perfect.

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good tip
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