Jennifer Posted March 17, 2016 Share Posted March 17, 2016 Hi Damien - Trying for a last time before I'm ready to call it quits. I need you to dumb this down for me, because maybe it's just me that is getting this whole color management thing wrong. Even though I have followed your directions to the letter (as far as I know). Got the new (refurbished monitor) from Dell, ordered new test prints for comparison with the new monitor - not sure if I needed to but figured WTH, and calibrated. Went through the color temp presets, and this is what I came up with for the actual Kelvin readings. 10,000K color preset: current Kelvin temp 10,681 9300K color preset: current Kelvin temp 9973 7500K color preset: current Kelvin temp 8094 6500K color preset: current Kelvin temp 7055 5700K color preset: current Kelvin temp 6170 5000K color preset: current Kelvin temp 5706 So if I understood your instructions correctly, I should have chosen the 5700K preset bc it was the only one which fell between the 6000-7000 range. Used that preset to calibrate, and today I compared prints (window light in room). And... the prints are slightly warmer. So, theoretically, if I need to warm up the screen images to match my prints, I would go down to the next lowest preset - which happens to be 5000K - is that correct? I used prints from Miller's (since I had used them in the past) and WHCC (because I am thinking about switching). Both labs are actually fairly close in color to each other. I did call Miller's to ask them about their recommendation for a target, and they said 5500K - not 6500K. Would that have bearing on this so much that I should change it in some way? Thanks - Jennifer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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