There should be a computer group.
I just bought a new monitor and it is way out of calibration. I usually buy Mac monitors which calibrate easy with the Mac software. The new monitor is an HP and now I need to buy a color monitor. Does anyone have experience with color monitor calibration? Is one monitor better than another and why? Is doing this going to be difficult?
Difficult to say as I never had an HP monitor.
Each company that makes monitors has its own software to adjust color and gamma. I suppose they keep on re-inventing the wheel in the hope of becoming the industry standard (a typical corporate wet dream.)
Monitors are notoriously difficult to calibrate without a standard image where the user "knows" what the right colors should look like.
(BTW Chris, I moved the discussion from the General category to the Technology category. You could also have posted this in Genius and Technology.)
I didn't notice the technology category.
Last night I found some generic Mac monitor calibrator software that doesn't use a calibrator device. Maybe with that I'll be able to adjust the monitor so it's at least usable. As it is I can't stand looking at it. I have some digital photography books with color pallets that I might be able to use to match the colors to.
There are a lot of non-brand specific calibrators available on ebay @ ~ 60% off the new price. I just have to figure out which one to get. The monitor I bought (used) was $250 and had some better specifications than the same size Mac monitor selling for $500 (used). Hopefully calibrating the HP will be worth the price difference.