Originally Posted by xutnubu
I'll never understand the obsession with crushing your blacks.
Most of the profiles in the database are terrible. There are a couple decent ones.
Do the people that make these don't have their monitors properly calibrated or what?
From what I've seen the vast majority of people buy their monitor, plug it in, and assume that's how it's supposed to look. I can count on 1 finger the number of people I know who have actually gone through the trouble of getting a colorimeter and spending the 2-3 hours to properly calibrate their display.
BTW, that one person would be me.
Everyone else I know has their monitor left far too bright and far to color saturated, so the only way they can get anything close to black is by crushing the grays until they look black.
And yes, based on what I've seen from SweetFX profiles, the vast majority of them don't have the slightest clue as to how to properly calibrate a display. They look horribly ugly on properly calibrated monitors.
And before anyone starts throwing out trolling claims, have you done this to your own monitor?
If not, you should assume that your monitor looks like crap. Your colors are almost certainly too heavily saturated and shifted too far into the reds, and your dark grays are crushed into blacks. I've never seen ANY television or monitor that was even close to properly calibrated out of the box.Edited by moustang - 5/22/15 at 6:55pm