View Full Version : Anyone in AKL area have a monitor calibration tool?

05-14-2010, 06:23 PM
My display is WAY off, and if I can borrow someone's calibrator that would be great. I'm having trouble lately while dev'ing the new version of APUG, I need to know my colors are correct. Thanks!

05-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Hi. Welcome to APUG. Please direct questions like this to our sister site hybridphoto.com. (http://www.hybridphoto.com)

05-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Hehe...Someone's going to get slapped!

p.s. - I have no tools for such a thing and am certainly not savvy enough to provide advice, just amused by the postings.

05-14-2010, 09:03 PM
They're only $200 for a good one, why not just buy one? Its something you'll need to use in the future to keep your screen calibrated anyway and is a cheap investment. I consider a calibrator to be the single most important thing to own if you're doing any kind of creative work on a computer, be it web design (as you want it for), illustration, graphic design, photo editing for scanned film or digital, etc. None of these things can be done successfully with a monitor that's not calibrated right.

David A. Goldfarb
05-14-2010, 09:20 PM
Yeah, you need to recalibrate at least once a month. Might as well just buy one.

05-14-2010, 09:54 PM
I use this: http://www.colormunki.com/

05-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Yeah might have to bite the bullet and get one off ebay, NZ marks up electronics to no end. $200 on Ebay can be $600NZ local.

David A. Goldfarb
05-14-2010, 10:04 PM
I use this one-- http://www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?ca=2&pid=108

Ken Nadvornick
05-14-2010, 11:23 PM
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05-15-2010, 12:07 AM

05-15-2010, 12:56 AM
It's interesting that BH photo in NY lists a different calibrator for each model monitor if you bring up the accessories list. What's the best inexpensive model that will work? I bought a new monitor and I can tell you that APUG looks much different than my old one, no big surprise here. I agree that one is needed for critical work. I now have a Samsung LED syncmaster and it's light years ahead of the LCD I had.

Just a suggestion, I don't want to start something here but I'd be greatly appreciative if you could move the help "button" away from directly on top of the new posts "button". On my iPhone I keep bringing up the HELP page instead of the new post page. Or... move the Help to the left to match the indention of the PHOTOCENTRIC LTD. NETWORK "button". That would take care of the problem I'm having and would look fine to. It's probably easier to move the right three items to the left than relocate HELP.

Thanks for the hard work, I've been migrating from the old to the new computer and it's no easy task, you fix one problem and another one comes up until you get no errors and everything runs as you want it to.


05-15-2010, 01:05 AM
Good luck Curt, it's definitely confusing. Word is I can rent a colormunki for $10 a week, not bad considering they cost $1,000NZ. Will probably go that route for now until I win lotto.

05-15-2010, 03:21 AM
Good luck Curt, it's definitely confusing. Word is I can rent a colormunki for $10 a week, not bad considering they cost $1,000NZ. Will probably go that route for now until I win lotto.

I know, it can quickly get out of hand, it's better to rent one than to buy one and use it only occasionally. Besides when you go to a store and look at TVs or monitors no two are alike.