A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Featured Equipment Deals

State of the ART: 20/20 Read More

State of the ART: 20/20

Fine art photographer, Pete Myers, revisits the fundamentals of fine art photography--and encourages up and coming photographers to think beyond technology--in his next State of the ART installment.

Latest Equipment Articles

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs Read More

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs

Photo packs have come a long way in the past decade, especially those that are targeted toward outdoor and adventure photographers. Alaska-based adventure photographer Dan Bailey takes a closer look...

Latest Learning Articles

A Brief History of Photography - Part II (Video Tutorial) Read More

A Brief History of Photography - Part II (Video Tutorial)

This video explores the second half of photography's history and development from the technological advances in the late 1800s through the beginnings of digital photography at the end of the 20th...


Spectraview II: best calibration settings?

Jim Newberry , Sep 02, 2008; 06:32 p.m.

I have Spectraview II software (v 1.0.42) and an NEC 2490WUXi display (with a Mac Pro). I've found conflicting information on best settings to use (gamma, white point, contrast, etc.). Anyone have any suggestions? Good articles/faqs/resources on this topic? My main use is photographs for both print and Web.

Responses

Patrick Lavoie , Sep 02, 2008; 06:48 p.m.

on any software that exist as today:

2.2 gamma, 6500k for the white point, 120 cd/m2 ( on the other hand i personnaly prefer 105).

Good articles/faqs/resources on this topic? heres, google or the good book call Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users by Andrew Rodney

Jim Newberry , Sep 02, 2008; 07:00 p.m.

Thanks for the response. Do you have an opinion on where to set contrast ratio?

Patrick Lavoie , Sep 02, 2008; 07:03 p.m.

monitor default

Benny Spinoza , Sep 03, 2008; 01:16 p.m.

I use the print standard.tgt. It has D50, with a gamma of 1.8. My prints match my monitor. My monitor is 2090UXi, not as high-end as yours, but probably similar but smaller.

Back to top

Notify me of Responses