• Seelenwahnsinn

    I’ve been making a basic calibration periodically with Calibrize ( http://www.calibrize.com/ ), covered by Lifehacker and gHacks last year. I know how it feels to see things you didn’t see. After doing my first calibration I saw an incredibly huge amount of details I’ve always lost because I liked my screen a little darker than it should be (the calibration process cut my headache occurrences by 25% BTW).
    Another software I recommend for calibration is Eizo Monitortest (I had a link here but there’s a limit of only one link per comment — what’s up with that?). It comes with a few cons, requiring a painful amount of manual work and it can make you feel really miserable if you’re working with budget monitors only. But at least it’s portable (I know you love portable apps as much as I do). And works quite well.

  • @Seelenwahnsinn

    Many thanks for suggestions, will check them out. And maybe I should buy something more expensive for a monitor next time. :)

    Sorry about number of links, I get stupid amout of link spam and this is easiest way to filter most of it. You can include “inactive” links without protocol part, filter won’t complain about them.

  • Iggi

    I was very careful about display quality from the beginning. I could see clear distinction between CRT and LCD displays and this prevented me from switching for a long time. But when the time came, I chose S-IPS-based display with good default settings and little need to calibrate. S-IPS has it’s own drawbacks – they are slower, more expensive and show black color with a specific violet shade when looked from aside, but it’s color reproduction in normal conditions is the best. What most important, my eyes are grateful and I can see any colors and any details clearly.

  • @Iggi

    I am fine with TN display but I should’ve paid more attention to proper settings. :)

    btw on average notebook screen of high quality is rarely an option. I should check settings on my Dell Vostro 1310 as well…

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