^ any good tips for calibrating a monitor.
I can't work out how to do it. My pics print okay but I just want to make sure - I also have a 2 monitor setup - one CRT and one TFT and pictures look really different if I drag them across.
it depends on if you're calibrating for rgb or cmyk (web/computer or print). from what your saying I'll assume you mean rgb. Honestly the best and simplest way is with a calibration device i.e. pantone huey. I don't know how much one costs or if you really want spend money on that, but I'm sure there has to be some computer store or graphic design place, something that will charge you some small fee calibrate both your monitors. I'm sure there are other ways to get decent calibration but thats what professionals use.
edit: just dawned on me. a print shop. not like kinkos if you can, but like a place graphic designers would go... any good like non-chain not crappy print shop will have a monitor calibrator, without doubt...Quote:
since my laptop's color isn't the greatest, what looks better? the RGB 1998 pics or these here?
I like the orginal better. the colors strike me as more natural. rgb 1998 definately has a red color caste, which I think is partially tinypic which I think for whatever reason puts color castes on hosted images... rgb 1998 is probably more vibrant, but the skin tones seem off, either way isn't terrible. and it may well look better that way, so...