a software to calibrate my monitor?

amirgelman

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hey all,

bought Dell's U2414H monitor and all in all it's an okay monitor but the blacks really don't look that black to me.
also, seems a bit too bright but that i can fix sort of with brightness.

is there any way to calibrate it? a software maybe?
(tried the default dell software and in-windows calibration - no help)

thanks!
 

1etherer

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Yes I know but what if I want to exceed the capacity of an effect. Like, when you have an effect in photoshop that actually takes all the dark colours, specifically black, and makes it darker.
Is there such software?

What graphics card do you have? you can adjust color etc with the software for the GPU.
 

carnageX

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Your monitor can only show black to the extent that the screen is capable of showing. This is called contrast ratio. The bigger the ratio, the more vivid the colors will be and blacker blacks you will have.

However, maybe this will help you a bit: How to Calibrate Your Monitor - Digital Photography School

Was going to suggest this - however, the devices can be a bit expensive - so unless you really need color-reproduction for stuff like graphics work...I wouldn't worry too much about it and just fiddle with the settings on the monitor and/or in your GPU's control panel.
 
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