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« on: March 24, 2005, 11:52:02 PM »
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First off, plug the thing into an outlet so the screen isn't in "power-saving" mode.

Just like a LCD (which the laptop screen is) set the thing to factory defaults (6500 should be the default; it usually is) and just adjust the brightness as much as possable. Even though the software will give you the options, resist the urge to fiddle with them.

Let the calibrator do it's thing and create a profile based off of that. This should give you the most accurate results.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2005, 11:41:52 AM »
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Using Eye-One for the first time on my laptop- though I presume the question applies to other monitor calibrating software too - I ran both the Easy (i.e. it does it all for you!) and the Advanced calibration options.

In the Advanced option you are asked to choose both White Point and Luminance. In both setting options I ran with a White Point of Medium White 6500 and No Change to Luminance.

With both calibration options, the monitor came out looking what can only be described as on the dark side.

I note in the description for the various options in Advanced that Native White Point, which seems brighter, is recommended for LCD monitors.

The same program run on my Lacie CRT looks fabulous.

I am using XP Pro.

Any suggestions for settings for my laptop?

Thanks.

D.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2005, 08:27:11 AM »
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Laptops typically don't have as bright of screens as desktop LCDs; it's one of the design compromises made to reduce power consumption. It's not likely you'll be able to get desktop-level luminance and a decent profile simultaneously. If you expect to be able to use a laptop for critical color correction in any case, you're fooling yourself unless you use an external monitor.
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