Thanks very much for replies/help!
Originally Posted by idahosurge
Before you ran the color calibration program did you set your monitor's settings back to default?
The problem maybe the calibration software that came with the Spyder4, you get what you pay for.
I use a Spyder4 with CEDP. CEDP is pricey, but it works great!http://www.integrated-color.com/cedpro/coloreyesdisplay.html
As far as whether to use something like this or not, most people do not want to spend the money and they are happy with what they have, but it is the only way to get a properly calibrated monitor.
I selected the "Reset" option on my monitor...thing is, it's got so many different settings/options - some of which it chooses automatically - that I'm not sure that this returns it to the sort of "blank" state that the calibration hardware/software needs. I'm pretty sure I had it on long enough before I ran the program; that's another precondition for correct calibration.
A lot of people obviously get a lot out of their Spyder calibration hardware, particularly the higher-end models (and a lot of people get what they want from Spyder4Express)...I'm kind of reluctant to spend a lot of money on calibration for a TN panel. May change my mind. Depends on what I upgrade to. If I get the ROG Swift @ $800, a $150 color calibration kit might seem more reasonable.
Originally Posted by w123
In the white point setting, try checking the "LCD Native" option and then recalibrate. Should be in preferences.
I've seen this suggestion elsewhere, along with some other ones, like setting whitepoint higher than default, calibrating w/ lights off (my monitor has a function that actually picks up ambient light and adjusts accordingly). Gonna try some of these over the weekend.