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| p.1 #1 · Need advice on calibrating contrast, brightness, gamma |
Hi there. I've been pp on my uncalibrated laptop for a while now, which have game me nothing but headaches. I'm temporarily using a Dell XPS One 27" All-In-One, which is a huge change, but again has it's different challenges. I was planning on purchasing a calibration tool like a colormunki, but wasn't planning on to until I get my permanent setup (Likely a Dell 2410 or 2412m IPS monitor).
I don't currently do my own printing, but have been entertaining the idea since I got a decent printer in a camera bundle I just purchased.
My main frustration currently has been the accuracy of my contrast/brightness/gamma on the XPS One. Now when I edit anything on the XPS One it looks fine on that monitor, but way more washed out, lower contrast, less saturated when I view it on my laptop. My ipad looks about midway or so. I know for sure my laptop is off, but not sure if the XPS One is a little too strong.
Anyway, do you guys have any tips on checking/adjusting contrast, brightness, gamma without a calibration sotware/hardware? or should I just purchase one now and hopefully it will be enough to fix it and I guess calibrate everything else in the process?
I have an entire wedding to process, but I just want to make sure the final product is pretty accurate before I begin.
Appreciate any help guys.I guess it's time to really take color management seriously if I want to take my photography more seriously as well.