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New research on monitor, need help for recalibrating.


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Hey Damien,
So I have been using the ColorMunki Display for months now.  My prints seemed to match my monitor pretty well. I noticed my images starting to take on a green tint so I calibrated again and got out my prints to compare and all seemed ok. I have learned some new editing techniques(finding my style) and lately I just feel like they end up too warm.
So I thought I would go back to your instructions and possibly just start over. When I got to the technology type of my monitor I decided to do some research on my monitor to make sure I was using the correct option.
Well in doing research for my monitor I read about using a specific calibration tool and certain software offered by Dell for these particular types of monitors. So I am sitting here kind of confused, wondering what to do lol.
Would you care to look it over and give me your opinions on this. I have the Dell U2413.
Thanks!!! :)
https://photographylife.com/how-to-properly-calibrate-dell-u2413-u2713h-u3014-monitors

 

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That article references the X-Rite i1Display Pro, which is the big brother of your ColorMunki.  Yes, it's better, but there's no reason why your Munki can't do a good job.  Put that article out of your mind.

1 hour ago, megflyawaydaisy said:

I calibrated again and got out my prints to compare and all seemed ok. I have learned some new editing techniques(finding my style) and lately I just feel like they end up too warm.

Can you clarify this?  It's critically important. Are you saying that your calibrated screen matches all your prints, except for the ones that you edit using the new techniques?

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I didn't have the calibration tool they said needed for that program so I didn't want to worry too much about it. It was just how it described the way my monitor handles color and all that technical stuff made me wonder if I needed to use that tool to get a more accurate calibration.

Ok, let me try to explain what I meant without sounding bat shit crazy...which maybe I am lol.

When I first calibrated, I matched my prints as close as possible. After awhile I realized that a lot of my images had a green tint to them which noticed that so did my prints so it was more I guess how I was editing.
So I tried to make sure that when I edited I added more magenta so that my images weren't coming out too green but then it almost felt like it was maybe too warm. I calibrated every month.  I noticed that even other people's images were looking green which I know I only need to worry about mine but it has kind of made my eyes and me feel kind of crazy. This is probably more of an editing question possibly but it just has me feeling confused.  I have ordered a good bit of prints for clients and they have looked great since changing up how I edit and adding more magenta it's just throwing me off with other people I know who calibrate and their stuff looks green.
Am I crazy?  Do you want me to attach an image I feel is green and then one that I feel is too warm?  Will that explain a little better or no?

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Yes and yes.
I ended up starting over and calibrated from a fresh start.  I still feel like I have to add magenta to take that green cast out and I am not sure if its just the locations with green around because it's usually just the skin tones that have the green cast to them. I am adding an image that I edited after calibrating earlier.  (I did enhance fall colors but just the background.)

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Yes, they matched pretty spot on. I think what has me going a little crazy is the fact that I have to add so much so the image doesn't look green...to me.  I do notice the more green around my subject the worse it is and when I do look at other's images online not all of them look green to me, just some.  Maybe my eyes are just going to shit, who knows.  I know its impossible to know what devices my clients are viewing the images on but I just want to make sure they see what I see and not the hulk or hellboy. lol I mean I guess if prints match then it can't be THAT bad right?
 

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If it looks ok to you, then that's super, because if you know that your prints will turn out exactly the same as the screen, you know you will be happy with the prints.

Conversely, if it DOESN'T look ok to you, and you know what your prints will turn out exactly the same as your screen, you can adjust it until you like it, and then you know you will be happy with the prints.

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