Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

how important is monitor calibration?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • how important is monitor calibration?

    when drawing pics digitaly, there is a huge color difference between lappy and pc monitor. the pic is much brighter or too bright on my lappy and the pc monitor is either ok or a bit too dark. since i want the color to show how they really are i thought of calibrating the monitor. now i m thinking if thats really necessary and i have been wondering when you actually do need to calibrate the monitor. i think when you design a website having a calibrated monitor is not that important since the colors are being displayed on every monitor differently anyway, unlike when you print out a design a calibrated monitor is important? where else is it important to have a calibrated monitor?

    another question i thought of now: what if your monitor is calibrated and you design a website for a client. on your monitor everything looks good but on the client's it doesnt? do you adjust the colors so that it will look ok on the client's monitor or what do you do?

  • #2
    Every monitor will be different. The point of calibration is so you have consistant color throughout your own process. So you would calibrate your laptop, your pc monitor, your scanner, your printer, and anything else that deals with color so that you can get as close as possible. I have not done any calibration myself, other than internal software, but I plan to, and do think it is very important. For the best color mgmt imho however, is to use color swatches and books for print as often as possible - unless you already know how something will look through experience. And for web, test on as many machines as you can.

    My own website that I designed on my mac at home looks how i want it to, but on my pc at work, the color shift is very apparent. No matter what, its not going to be consistant for visitors, so you just have to keep that in mind when you design.
    | Valerie |
    "Make sure the fortune that you seek is the fortune that you need"
    -Ben Harper

    Comment

    Search

    Collapse

    Sponsor

    Collapse

    Incredible Stock

    Latest Topics

    Collapse

    • Splashsky
      Advice on simple banking-style design
      Splashsky
      So, for a little background, I'm working on a text-based web game as a passion project. I'm no designer; far from it. I'm working on the banking feature of the game, which as a few features. The banking...
      Today, 12:10 PM
    • PrintDriver
      Comment on QuarkXPress 2017 introduced
      PrintDriver
      Hi wcali, nice rant. A lot of the software companies are forgetting their main purpose in life.
      The Output.
      As a printer, I have been going round and round with Adobe over features they have...
      Today, 08:46 AM
    • Peter3v
      Reply to Logo Design - Font to match and go alongside chosen logo
      Peter3v
      Hey B - If interested people would like to message me on earth2pete@hotmail.com that would be great. Thank you
      Today, 06:52 AM
    • Breanne.C
      Reply to Helloooooo!
      Breanne.C
      Actually, I do have a print related issue if you'd like to take a stab at helping me with. Should I post in the correct category with the issue and picture that goes with it?
      Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    • Breanne.C
      Reply to Font ID Please
      Breanne.C
      Oh yeah.

      Catorze27 Style 1 Bold best matched it, for the exception of the M, which I easily was able to fix....
      Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright 2016 Mediabistro Holdings
    Working...
    X