Calibrating the colors on my monitor

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  1. Posts : 946
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    Calibrating the colors on my monitor


    I'm trying to calibrate the colors on my monitor. I have this monitor. I'm using the digital vibrance setting from nvidia's control panel, and the colors are great. The only problem is, that a few colors, in particular green, looks way too oversaturated.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 10 Apr 2021 at 14:31.
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  2. Posts : 7,089
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    The only way to do this properly is to use a colorimeter device like Spyder and the supplied calibration software to define a colour profile matched to your monitor. A second best solution is to use a colour calibration chart to set colours to shades you recognise e.g flesh tones and to ensure the gamma and brightness is set correctly e.g.
    Monitor calibration and gamma
    Monitor Calibration: Is Your Monitor Calibrated?
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  3. Posts : 946
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    I have already tried using this to calibrate the colors of my monitor with, but i didn't see much of a difference, to be honest. Is it a problem with nvidia's display drivers, or is it my monitor?
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  4. Posts : 7,089
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    Cerawy said:
    I have already tried using this to calibrate the colors of my monitor with, but i didn't see much of a difference, to be honest. Is it a problem with nvidia's display drivers, or is it my monitor?
    Some monitors are quite well calibrated in the factory. Did you select the option to set your preferred brightness level and to use the RGB sliders which give more control? For photo editing your don't need a very bright setting. I calibrate to 90 Cd/m2 brightness and a colour temperature of 5000K
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  5. Posts : 946
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    I mostly use my monitor for gaming, and browsing. It works really well, it's just a few oversaturated colors that i want to get rid of. I have already set the brightness on my monitor. There's an option on my monitor, which let's me adjust the color temperature. It's currently set to its standard, which is 50 green, 50 red and 50 blue. Is this the setting you are talking about?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 12 Apr 2021 at 16:05.
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  6. Posts : 7,089
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    Cerawy said:
    I mostly use my monitor for gaming, and browsing. It works really well, it's just some of the oversaturated colors that i want to get rid of. I have already set the brightness on my monitor. There's an option on my monitor, which let's me adjust the color temperature. It's currently set to its standard, which is 50 green, 50 red and 50 blue. Is this the setting you are talking about?
    No, colour temperature is set in Kelvin (K).
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    Steve C said:
    No, colour temperature is set in Kelvin (K).
    To elaborate: "color temperature" refers to a blackbody (thermal) source. The Kelvin scale is the absolute scale (lowest possible temperature is zero K) based on the Celsius scale (used almost everywhere but the US). The Sun is about 5900K. Old incandescent light bulbs, 2700-3000K. (Much yellower than sunlight.)
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  8. Posts : 946
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    I can't seem to find a setting like that on my monitor, but this manual might help.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 12 Apr 2021 at 16:17.
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  9. Posts : 2,284
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    LG have slightly confusingly put RGB controls in the Colour Temperature section.
    That is OK, but slightly more difficult as you have to use the Red and Blue controls to change the colour temperature.

    They refer to warm(more red - filament bulb) to cool(more blue - daylight). That is essentially the same as colour temperature K adjustments.

    The Digital Vibrance control in the Nvidia Control Panel is a jargon name they use for increasing colour saturation. This is for distorting the colour of a particular game to make it easier to play, it has nothing to do with calibration.
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    @Cerawy calibrating that monitor would not be worth it as it only covers 72% sRGB.
    All you can do is adjust contrast and brightness, and if it has a built in blue filter, or you have a plastic gell one: Verify your identity then you can adjust color and tint levels decent enough.

    Here is a link to the AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray & MP4 Calibration, get the MP4 version so you can run it through Windows: AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray & MP4 Calibration | AVS Forum
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