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[OM] Monitor setup and calibration

Subject: [OM] Monitor setup and calibration
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:17:43 -0700
I know I don't have my monitors correctly setup. 

There is a website to help you adjust your monitor.

There is also the standard control panel basic calibration.

But I'm at a loss getting things correct. If I set the monitor up to match 
gamma and contrast the monitor feels very bright to me and my eyes. I'm curious 
how others handle their monitor settings.
I have U2717D monitor and Nvidia graphics card. The Nvidia comes with a control 
panel allowing adjustment to the brightness, contrast, gamma and can be 
adjusted for individual color as well. The monitor has a number of presets. I 
typically use Paper preset when programming as it seems easier on my eyes, but 
renders photos a bit too dim. One of the reasons I see Moose's images as a bit 
dark, which is not true if I use standard mode. if I use standard mode, white 
paged websites are blinding.

One can set some things via control panel, the Nvidia control panel, and the 
monitor itself.

Can a color calibrator get the gamma, contrast, etc correct?
Is it worth getting a color calibrator?
What monitor and setup do you use?
Does using Cleartype setting in windoes affect photos?

I know we can all argue about the subtle qualities of color, but variation in 
monitor settings seems to out way anything else. I'm at a loss how to get 
things best for photos? 

Need Help - WayneS

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