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Hi, I hope you can help! I am going crazy trying to get my calibration correct on my new iMac (5k) IMG_1448.thumb.JPG.6c90c7d5c6b78df25fafaa2850d862e4.JPG using a Spyder5Pro. I read your guides over & over and I still don't think mine is correct. It seems the blacks, contrast and saturation are all off. My prints are coming out too dark (my monitor brightness is down so far I literally have trouble reading text or seeing detail) and as for others viewing my photos they look terriable! Some say they are washed out, too bright and a few say they are dull & flat! I'm guessing as I go because now I don't know what color is true and what is not and I don't want any new customers until I fix it!  Do you have any other suggestions for me to try on getting my monitor calibrated correctly? Thanks

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Yes Damien, it is a new Spyder 5Pro. I went over & reread your information & help tutorials also as you suggested above.  Right now, I'm still playing by photo by editing photo & then checking it on several different laptops before moving to next image. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you

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2 minutes ago, haddoxmom said:

Right now, I'm still playing by photo by editing photo & then checking it on several different laptops before moving to next image.

No no no no no.  Other screens are irrelevant.

Only the prints matter.  Which lab are your prints from?

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Yes, I read the tutorial on lighting for room. I thought that was where I was having problems at first. My desk is near a window so I have it blacked out so not to let light in. And even though you said not to sit in total darkness, I have been trying that this past few days to see if it was a light that's across the room.  (I bought one of the light bulbs recommended so not to throw orange/yellow casts) 

There's no light that falls onto my monitor from any other source. 

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The images on my screen look dull. I know there will be a little difference between screen and print but it is an extreme amount of difference. (I calibrated my hp laptop to travel with & it matches very close to the prints.)

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Hi Damien, with changing to v4 I noticed my grays & blacks did look a little better however skin tones & whites had red/orange streaks. I had 2days left on my 30 day calibration reminder so I went ahead & did everything again, but saving my last profile also in case it was needed, as well as the v4 profile. I don't see any difference though with matching my prints. 

 

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