Re: Is my monitor failing?
Goto Preferences (in the MonacoOPTIX menu) and change the calibration mode from Normal to Expert. When you click Create Monitor Profile, make sure Calibrate & Profile is selected, and monitor type is set to LCD. Next, you choose the white point and gamma curve targets. I recommend D65 (6500K) and 2.2, respectively. In the next step you will measure the black luminance, white luminance, and color temperature. Measure the color temperature (white). When measuring the white luminance, adjust the brightness until it reads ~125 cd/m^2 (if color temperature reading was close to 6500 K), or ~135-140 (if color temperature was >400 K from 6500 K). Finally, click the right arrow to measure the patches and build the profile. After the profile is built it will display the resulting color temperature, gamma, and white & black luminance. My preferred white luminance is ~120-125. If you end up with a white luminance < 105 or > 140, repeat the calibration & profiling increasing or decreasing brightness (respectively) one step.
Hope this helps,
Last edited by Kiran Thind; 06-12-2007 at 07:38 AM.