Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
how important is monitor calibration? Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Search Search Module
Collapse

Advertisement Advertisement Module
Collapse

Featured Images Featured Images Module
Collapse

Mediabistro Creative Sites Mediabistro Creative Sites Module
Collapse
Latest Topics Latest Topics Module
Collapse

  • timmyjay
    Reply to My New Website
    timmyjay
    Your website, t-zen and ruiiur look like they are all built from a single template
    Today, 09:25 AM
  • Buda
    Reply to Latest Bloomberg Businessweek Cover
    Buda
    Surely this must be purposefully fugly to prove a point? I think it's a comment on Apple's branding.
    Today, 04:45 AM
  • Buda
    Reply to Hello all!
    Buda
    My advice on designing a flyer:
    • Don't pack too much content into the design – 1 or 2 photos is enough, don't write a novel
    • Make your contact details and purpose of the flyer clear
    • Work at the
    ...
    Today, 04:40 AM
  • Buda
    Reply to how to prepare a portfoilio?????
    Buda
    How many design pieces do you actually have? Do you have enough good stuff to put together a portfolio and what do you need a portfolio for? Is it for applying for jobs? For applying to a design course?...
    Today, 04:37 AM
  • Buda
    Comment on Graphic Design Virgin Needs Help: Rough Ideas for Videography/Illustration Business
    Buda
    People who commission illustrators want to see you are experienced at what you do. Magazine covers for example is very niche. You probably not going to get the phone calls you are expecting unless you...
    Today, 04:31 AM
Advertisement Advertisement Module
Collapse

Sponsors Sponsors Module
Collapse

X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • 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

    Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us
    Working...
    X