Just arrived Dell U2711 - colour calibration advice sought

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Just arrived Dell U2711 - colour calibration advice sought

Postposted on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:46 am

I just did a search and saw that several of my comrades have been using this monitor for photo work. Mine just arrived and I need some advice on colour calibration. Ive never had a wide gamut monitor, so I'm a bit out-to-lunch on what the proper way to calibrate one is. My understanding is that using a calibration device (I don't have one, but I can borrow one) is the best way, but that Win7 has good calibration tools as well. Is that true? Does that mean that Win7 is handling the wide gamut calibration natively? I'd be greatly appreciative if someone could explain their calibration process or point me towards a step-by-step guide so that I can tan myself to a douchy orange-brown colour in the glow of my IPS/aRGB goodness.
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Re: Just arrived Dell U2711 - colour calibration advice sought

Postposted on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:52 am

Check this out. It should cover most things you have questions about.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2711.htm
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Re: Just arrived Dell U2711 - colour calibration advice sought

Postposted on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:24 pm

Wow, perfect. Thanks Jack, that was exactly what I'm looking for.

AMAZING monitor, BTW!!!!
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Re: Just arrived Dell U2711 - colour calibration advice sought

Postposted on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:29 pm

Good deal. I haven't seen one yet in person(U2711), but my U2410 looks pretty good with the ICC profile on their site.
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Re: Just arrived Dell U2711 - colour calibration advice sought

Postposted on Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:50 pm

Nice linkey. Just got my Dell display set up with their 2209WA profile and it seems to be a good match.
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