Calibrating Your Monitor
Calibrating your monitor for digital imaging
We calibrate our monitors at the (fairly well accepted) PC normal gamma
2.2, this means that on our monitors we can make out the difference between all of the (computer generated)
grayscale blocks below. We recommend to make the most of this review you should be able to see the difference
(at least) between X,Y and Z and ideally A,B and C.
Also find here a Macbeth color chart to calibrate your monitor. Open it with
explorer, adjust your monitors color settings from the buttons on the monitor. Once this is done open Photoshop
and run there color calibration utility. Once this is done create and save a icc profile. Your monitor is now
Monitors rarely come calibrated from the factory. If you open this chart on your
desktop and you don’t see any color cast across the whites, grey or the blacks and you can see thirteen distinct
grades from 0 to 100% then leave your monitor alone it is close enough. However if you see for example a magenta
cast in the blacks or a red or pinkish cast in the middle grey then you have a problem which need to be
corrected before you start photoshoping. If from 70% to 100% is one solid black bar you have a density problem
which needs to be corrected. If your guys are working on Mac remember that the Mac’s default gamma setting is
1.8 and Window’s is 2.2 you will need to adjust this before making any changes to the monitor.