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    I need some help from those of you who are calibrated. I'm having a difficult time. I got a Spyder2Express for free from someone over on ILP, and I'm trying to calibrate. I'm not sure it calibrated correctly. I haven't been told that my photos look green, but they're looking green now on the screen, and on a color managed browser (Firefox).

    This one looks terribly green and washed out now. Does it look green to you?


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    Here is a screenshot. Firefox on the left and Internet Explorer on the right. What I think looks right is the IE image.


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    I am at work on uncalibrated monitor, haha, so take this with a grain of salt. I will check again once I get home. The first picture doesn't look green at all. For the second set the IE looks better colorwise than the firefox. I think you have to adjust the firefox to do the color correct. I forget what it is.

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    Here's the image in PSE compared to Firefox. I think they look pretty much the same.


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    I've done the calibration twice now, and everything is coming up green. Does my siggy look green to you? Cause it looks REALLY green to me now.
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    Hmmm... it doesn't look green on my uncalibrated monitor at work. I am using FireFox. I would warm up your picture you edited as it looks a bit washed out.

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    Not calibrated here (still trying to figure it out) but it does NOT look great to me!
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    The first image doesn't look at all green to me, nor does your siggy.

    The "color managed" and PSE image looks pretty terrible. The IE image looks just fine.

    Looks like you need to try calibrating again.

    Here is a really good test image to check the color. The color in this image is perfect.

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    I'm really getting frustrated now. How in the world can these look so different? I went back and re edited this one after calibration to show you. I exported it from LR, then brought it into noiseware and it looked SO red/magenta! I looked at them side by side, and the look completely different.



    The bottom one looks so red when it's actually IN noiseware, but when I copied the screenshot into PSE, it didn't have all the red/magenta.
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    I think I may have got it now. I checked all 3 boxes for brightness, contrast and backlight, and it looks better. Either that, or my eyes are getting used to it........
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    Okay, I give up. How do I get my computer back to the factory settings? It's a laptop and every time I close it then open it back up, it goes all wonky.
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    Well, my Kindergarten teacher called me a "determined" child, and I guess I still am. I couldn't give up Here is my original edit compared to my calibrated edit.

    Calibrated:

    IMG_6984-4web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr

    Uncalibrated:

    IMG_6984-3web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
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