Originally Posted by n1cares
Thanks (also @musikos). That means I can't use/load musikos' profil (or any other), right?
Finding the right settings is very confusing for me because everyone seems to use different ones (because every monitor seems to be different) and everyone has different preferences. I was so hoping that there would be some kind of ideal. Well, now I probably have to figure it out myself. Nevertheless I will try your settings. Thanks!
Actually that's not true... the color profile can be loaded by Windows without owning a calibration device or software. @jlp0209
was just saying you can't run calibration software (i.e. the software that reads your screen and determines the optimal settings for your specific panel) without the device.
You're right that there is no ideal setting, since each panel behaves a little differently. Based on what I've seen, brightness is way high by default, panels have varying amounts of yellow tint to them, are on the warmer side (~6000-6400K) and have a slightly messed up gamma (darks are lighter than they should be). Here's my suggestion for fixing stuff:
- Reduce brightness to 25-30 to get close to 120 nits brightness, maybe a little higher if your room is really bright
- Switch color temp to User, reduce the green to 90-96 depending on how yellowish the screen is. My screen is pretty close to white, so I only reduced mine to 96.
- If you've adjusted the green but the screen still looks too warm (reddish/brown), you can lower red & green a bit more to make the whitepoint cooler (ex. reduce both red and green by 2-3).
- To fix the gamma (optional), you'll have to try downloading someone else's color profile... ideally, the person is using settings similar to what you think looks good (based on the above suggestions) because then you might have similar panels.
The gamma isn't that far off, so I personally wouldn't bother with the last step since your luck will vary without having a colorimeter of your own to make the proper fix. The other problem is the color correction profile isn't always enabled; many games in full screen ignore it altogether, though there are ways to force it. But like I said, the gamma is already good enough so this step is sort of unnecessary anyway.