Offical Calibrated Monitor Profile Thread

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Eastcoasthandle, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle [H]ard|Gawd

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    This thread is created to share updated monitor profiles that would allow other users to share better picture quality from their monitors. Below is a set of instructions on how to make this happen. Please be advised that the requested monitor profiles should come from either:
    colorimeter
    photometer
    I am not trying to be rude but profiles made by "eye" are very subjective. Also, please bare in mind that you could request profiles for certain monitors. I will do my best to update all profiles in the OP to prevent people from having to go through several posts just to see if their monitor is listed. If possible, please use anti-virus/anti adware to scan your profiles both sending and receiving.

    Please keep in mind that even though these monitors were calibrated using a colorimeter/photometer the profiles may or may not work correctly with your monitor.


    In order to find your monitor profile you go here:

    XP
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color

    Win2K
    C:\WINNT\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color

    Mac OS X
    /Library/Colorsync/Profiles (System wide)
    ~/Library/Colorsync/Profiles (User folder)

    Places of where you can upload your colorimeter/photometer monitor calibrated profile:
    RapidShare
    File Cloud
    Files Upload
    File Den

    Here is the format of how you should post your profile:
    Profile name:
    Make/Model/Size of Monitor that profile applies to
    Monitor Menu Adjustments
    OS
    Link to profile

    Example:
    FP241W.icm (notice the short name)
    BenQ FP241W 24"
    XP

    Monitor Menu Adjustments
    Mode: Gamer
    Contrast 100
    Blacklight 80
    Brightness 80
    Gamma 2
    Picture: User
    Red 112
    Green 111
    Blue 113

    justanexample
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Acer


    BenQ


    Dell

    Dell 2407WFP A04
    Profile name: 2407Lin65
    Brightness 50
    Color Settings: Default
    Image Mode: Desktop

    Set up using Spyder2 pro
    Gamma: Linear Grayscale
    White Point: 6500K
    LuminanceMode: Visual
    Black/White luminance: na

    http://rapidshare.com/files/30539614/2407Lin65.rar


    EIZO

    EIZO CG220
    cal mode
    http://www.atoyu.com/file/eizoCG220_100cdm2_ls.icc


    Gateway

    Gateway FPD2485W
    I made the following settings in the monitor's menu:
    red color intensity: 83 (defaults to 100)
    green color intensity: 80 (defaults to 100)
    blue color intensity: 85 (defaults to 100)
    brightness: 65 (defaults to 80)
    contrast: 55 (defaults to 50)

    I made the following settings in the ATI CATALYST® Control Center:
    Gamma: 1.20
    Brightness: 20
    Contrast: 80 (in my original post this was 60)
    by cec1l

    Picture
    Brightness 100 (fixes crushed blacks)
    Contrast 35 (fixes stabbing pain in my eyes)
    Gamma 0 (Gamma doesn't do anything, as far as I can tell)

    Color (these values fix the cyan push)
    Red 100
    Green 95
    Blue 90
    by Seemore


    HP


    LG


    Mitsubishi


    NEC

    Profile name: 20WMGX2 Calibrated.icc
    Make/Model/Size: NEC 20WMGX2 20"
    Calibration system: ColorEyes Display 3.2 software with Eye-One Display 2 colorimeter

    Brightness: 25% (can be set higher without significantly affecting colors)
    Contrast: 50%
    Sharpness: 8.3%
    Advanced DV mode: OFF
    DV mode: Text

    Red: 100.0%
    Green: 95.2%
    Blue: 96.8%

    Link: http://www.toastyx.net/20WMGX2 Calibrated.icc


    Philip

    109P40.icm
    Philips 109P40 19"
    XP

    Monitor Menu Adjustments
    Contrast 90
    Brightness 50
    Red 70
    Green 70
    Blue 72
    http://rapidshare.com/files/22123852/109P40.icm.html


    Sceptre

    Sceptre X22 Gamer
    Monitor Menu Adjustments Default
    OS Vista
    Link to profile http://rapidshare.com/files/21964177/Spyder2express.icm.html

    Sony

    SDM-HS95P2.icm
    SDM-HS95P 19"
    XP

    Monitor Menu
    Mode: PC
    Contrast 90
    Blacklight 70
    Brightness 75
    Gamma 2
    Picture: User
    Red 112
    Green 111
    Blue 113
    Spyder2 suite
    Download

    Samsung

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    SyncMaster 244t.icm
    Samsung 244T 24"
    XP

    Monitor Menu
    Contrast 65
    Brightness 90
    Magic Color Off
    Color Tone Normal
    Gamma +0
    Color Weakness Off
    Hue/Saturation
    Red 45 (both)
    Blue 45 (both)
    Green 40 (both)
    Cyan 45 (both)
    Magenta 45 (both)
    Yellow 45 (both)
    Download Profile

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    Samsung 226BW
    http://home.comcast.net/~audi-fan/226BWSpyder2-B73C72.icm
    by gunner1
    Brightness: 80 Contrast: 40 Red: 80 Green: 75 Blue: 55
    by 7331

    Sanyo


    ViewSonic


    Viewsonic VX2025WM 20" Widescreen LCD
    Calibrated with a Gretagmacbeth Eye-One XT set to Advanced Mode
    Brightness: 54
    Contrast: 74
    Red: 95
    Green: 94
    Blue: 97
    Gamma is Calibrated to 2.2 (Photo editing standard)
    ICC Profile created on MacOS X 10.4 -- Will also work in Windows
    LINK
     
  2. thenixhex311

    thenixhex311 Gawd

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    I like this idea!

    now to get some people who have professionally calibrated their Westy's to post! :D
     
  3. joemama

    joemama [H]ardForum Junkie

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    While I can see the value of this as a starting point for those that have no clue about calibration...you have to take into account differences in manufacturing tolerances and a wild variation of ambient lighting when applying someone elses settings directly to your monitor. Even 2 monitors of the same make/model/age sitting side by side will have slight variations in the settings when properly calibrated. Just my .02;)

    edit- also (for tv's) each input needs to be calibrated separately...for example the settings you use for component may not look right when using S-video and so on..
     
  4. wlee1225

    wlee1225 n00bie

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    great idea :D waiting for NEC 20WMGX2 :)
     
  5. ToastyX

    ToastyX [H]ard|Gawd

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    No, this is a terrible idea.

    Colors can vary significantly from unit to unit, even with the same settings. I've seen this when trying several units of the same monitor. Heck, even different parts of the screen on the same monitor can produce slightly different results since most monitors are not perfectly uniform. Even if two monitors started out exactly the same, the colors will change slightly over time anyway. Also, ambient lighting affects the calibration process and the way you see colors.

    Another problem I often see is people recommending bad settings that crush the darkest shades or blow out the lightest shades, or settings that dynamically enhance contrast or artificially enhance colors. Those settings are bad for calibration and will cause inaccurate results.

    Another thing to consider is calibration will add banding and reduce color depth slightly because some shades are duplicated while others are skipped.

    I'll post mine anyway, but keep in mind you may not like the results, and it will probably not be accurate on your monitor anyway.

    Profile name: 20WMGX2 Calibrated.icc
    Make/Model/Size: NEC 20WMGX2 20"
    Calibration system: ColorEyes Display 3.2 software with Eye-One Display 2 colorimeter

    Brightness: 25% (can be set higher without significantly affecting colors)
    Contrast: 50%
    Sharpness: 8.3%
    Advanced DV mode: OFF
    DV mode: Text

    Red: 100.0%
    Green: 95.2%
    Blue: 96.8%

    Link: http://www.toastyx.net/20WMGX2 Calibrated.icc
     
  6. ksk

    ksk n00bie

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    Cool~
    Could someone make a profile for samsung 205BW??
    Thanks in advance~~~
     
  7. feo

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    Haven't calibrated mine professionally so I'd like one for an LG L204WT please.
     
  8. Carlos_E

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    Can someone post the Mac OS X 10.4.8 calibration profile for a Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Rev 04.

    Please!
     
  9. joemama

    joemama [H]ardForum Junkie

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    While I basically agree with you (see my post above) I think someone can take the settings and apply it to their own monitor as long as they realize that further tweaking may be needed. Too many people will be fooled into thinking that there is something wrong with their panel if the settings from (someone elses) a professional/colorimeter calibration doesn't look right when applied.
     
  10. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thanks for the input guys, I've updated the OP in bold to make sure this information comes across to everyone who reads it.
     
  11. scarface19

    scarface19 n00bie

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    same here please :) mine is like feo's lol
     
  12. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle [H]ard|Gawd

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    This will only work if people contribute.
     
  13. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle [H]ard|Gawd

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    The list has been updated, any more takers?
     
  14. Fluffbutt

    Fluffbutt n00bie

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    Well, if it's any help - my calibration of the hp 2065 resulted in an identical icm to the one in the HP driver.
     
  15. Carlos_E

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    Can someone post the Mac OS X 10.4.8 calibration profile for a Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Rev 04?

    Thank you
     
  16. videomasterz

    videomasterz Gawd

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    very good idea... nice thread!!

    please someone out there with a calibrated profile for an apple cinema hd 30" ?? and please indicated what brightness... thanks im always at 80% this monitor is bright!
     
  17. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle [H]ard|Gawd

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    Anyone?
     
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    Cmon guys theres a 40+ page thread on the LG L204WT, SOMEONE from there must've calibrated it properly. Please:)
     
  20. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle [H]ard|Gawd

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    Look like the Samsung 226Bw is updated.
    Are there any more out there?
     
  21. Tazman2

    Tazman2 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Please fix the links to the profiles as they aren't correct like for example the spectre one! ;)
     
  22. Eastcoasthandle

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    Fixed, thanks for the heads up. Now if I could get a few more calibrated profiles...
     
  23. Tazman2

    Tazman2 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah my Sceptre X20WC-Gamer 20.1 just came in today and i just can't figure out the settings to save my life. Played with the contrast/brightness and the best i can do is brightness almost all the way down and contrast about 75% of the way up but it still doesn't look right! :(

    PS: FYI i moved up from a Dell 17" with Sony Trinitron tube so the resolution is INSANE! :)
     
  24. Eastcoasthandle

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    Link

    Look at my post next to last on page 5 of that thread. Make sure you view the video which tells you exactly how to calibrate your brightness/contrast (very simple).

    Side note:
    How do you link a post? I've seen people link a single post but I don't see any options on how to do it. This would be the ideal way to link you directly to my post but I don't know how to do it.
    Edit: I figured it out, you have to click on the post number which is on the upper right corner of that post, then use the link to that to post
    Post
     
  25. Tazman2

    Tazman2 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hmm that seems simple enough. Now just to find a pic that has perfect black and perfect white to use! ;)
     
  26. Carlos_E

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    Is there a photo that you recommend to set the brightness and contrast on my LCD? I have a Dell 2407 rev 04 LCD.

    Thanks,
    Carlos
     
  27. Eastcoasthandle

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    Remember work with the brightness first then contrast. Decrease the brightness all the way to 0 then work your way up. When you got it set right you increase the contrast all the way to 100 then decrease it. You will need a picture that has white, black, gray and other colors in it. The ideal photo is the PDI test photo. You will also need to visit this site to examine how well the calibration went. The contrast test is the best way to know your gray scales. You should see all 20 blocks.

    Look here to view a pic that can help you adjust your brightness and contrast.
    You can use the pic below to see if your adjustments worked correctly or not. Can you see the radiator to the left?
    [​IMG]


    Also look here to determine any banding, etc. by Sodor

    Remember this is all done by eye and won't be nearly as good when you invest in a good colorimeter/photometer. Also note that adjusting color, gamma, contrast, etc is best with a color/photo meter.
     
  28. blackwinterday

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    109P40.icm
    Philips 109P40 19"
    XP

    Monitor Menu Adjustments
    Contrast 90
    Brightness 50
    Red 70
    Green 70
    Blue 72

    download profile here
     
  29. Tazman2

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    Eastcoasthandle [H]ard|Gawd

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    I want to thank everyone who contributed so far.
     
  31. Ladic

    Ladic [H]ard|Gawd

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    i need LG L204WT please
     
  32. feo

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    Thats 3 requests for the LG L204WT already, cmon people. :p
     
  33. mitchepa12

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    Viewsonic VX2025WM 20" Widescreen LCD

    Calibrated with a Gretagmacbeth Eye-One XT set to Advanced Mode

    Brightness: 54
    Contrast: 74

    Red: 95
    Green: 94
    Blue: 97

    Gamma is Calibrated to 2.2 (Photo editing standard)

    ICC Profile created on MacOS X 10.4 -- Will also work in Windows

    http://rapidshare.com/files/19104636/Monitor_3-1-07_pro.icc.html
     
  34. Manny Calavera

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    This should be stickied,as it would help it stay alive,and not get buried on page 37,etc...
     
  35. Eastcoasthandle

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    Any rules on how?
     
  36. Sodor

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  38. WGSquallx2002

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    How about one for an X2gen monitor? lol. My colors are so washed out and there's no way I can get it to look nice.
     
  39. Sgt_Strider

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    Anyone here calibrated their Dell 2007s?
     
  40. Manny Calavera

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    PM BlindedByScience for staters and ask him,real nice like.... ;)