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I calibrated yesterday and the monitor is still over saturated. I have done some reading about this laptop and it seems somewhat common, which isn't good for photo editing. I am wondering which "dell premier color" I should be set to? Do you know if that would make a difference if I changed that setting and then calibrated again?

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45 minutes ago, chelseyhern said:

I have also noticed that the images I have saved look different from the ones I have uploaded to FB. They are saved as sRGB.

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Ok, first things first: https://www.damiensymonds.net/png-file-format

You said "uploaded to FB" but neither of your screenshots show me the comparison between Photoshop and Facebook.  One is Photoshop and Windows Viewer, and the other is Facebook and Windows Viewer. May I see the direct comparison?

1 hour ago, chelseyhern said:

I am wondering which "dell premier color" I should be set to?

May I see a screenshot of that option setting?

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7 minutes ago, chelseyhern said:

I am sorry about that. Here is Facebook and Photoshop. They look the same, so it must be the Windows Viewer that is different. Why is that? 

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Yes, that's correct.  Windows Viewer isn't colour-managed.

Chrome isn't properly colour-managed either.  Firefox is the only browser to use.

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So I know you aren't for macs, but I spent almost the same amount on this laptop as I would have a macbook, should I look into getting one? What are your suggestions? I have thought about returning this laptop because of this issue. I have a 5 year old HP I had been using, but my monitor was going out...I never had these issues with that laptop. 

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19 minutes ago, chelseyhern said:

That really does suck because I calibrated in "vibrant (full) and its super saturated and awful looking.

Where?  You weren't looking at Windows Viewer, I hope?  Remember, only compare prints against Photoshop, no other program will do.

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OK- I calibrated again this morning. My prints are a tad darker and the yellows are more orange, but there isn't as big as a difference as before, so that is good. Will I not be able to get them to match perfectly since I am using a laptop?

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I will add my screen seems to be a bit cool when I compare another print that shows more of the sky. I am wondering if this could be the problem when I calibrate (see attached photo) the area where I am supposed to place the color munki is unusually small. 

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40 minutes ago, chelseyhern said:

OK- I calibrated again this morning. My prints are a tad darker and the yellows are more orange, but there isn't as big as a difference as before, so that is good. Will I not be able to get them to match perfectly since I am using a laptop?

Unless your screen's brightness setting is already at 0%, then yes, you can fix the "tad darker" part.  Calibrate again at slightly lower brightness.

Regarding the yellows and sky, no, possibly not.  But I'll be interested to hear if soft-proofing helps.

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13 minutes ago, chelseyhern said:

I forgot to attach this and I calibrated at 90 instead of 100 and I think it was 83, if I went any brighter it was way too off.

And?  Is 83 good?  Got a good brightness match now?

37 minutes ago, chelseyhern said:

I am wondering if this could be the problem when I calibrate (see attached photo) the area where I am supposed to place the color munki is unusually small. 

This is annoying, but shouldn't matter, because once the calibration begins, the whole screen is filled with colour, isn't it?

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I think I have finally got them to match pretty well. THANK YOU! The only thing I am having issues with now is getting my display profile to stay the same. I used to have the Display Profile, but I can't seem to find the link anywhere to download it. I originally downloaded it from a old Facebook file of yours.  

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