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by neverspook on Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:23 pm
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So after 17 years, I finally retired my trusty old Apple Cinema Display monitor and bought an Eizo Color Edge CG2420.

To calibrate the Apple monitor, I used to use a Spyder and it was all very simple. There were not many options to chose from on the Spyder software. 

With the new Eizo, there are so many options for calibrating that I am not sure exactly how to proceed. The monitor has a built in calibrating sensor that can be used with Eizo's Color Navigator software that has oodles and oodles of options. 

To start with, I want to keep things simple and use one of the basic options for calibrating. Among the options are to calibrate in sRGB or in Adobe RGB. 

I assume I should calibrate in the wider Adobe RGB colour space for general usage. Am I correct?

I use Adobe RGB as my working colour space in Photoshop for post processing images and then convert to sRGB within PS for images that will be put online. I assume I can just do that now after calibrating the monitor in Adobe RGB. Is that correct? (Or do I need to switch the monitor over to an sRGB calibration for web image work??)

I will worry about print proofing calibration profiles etc later on when I know what the output format for various images will be (print, sent to stock, website, projection etc) but right now I am just working on post processing.

So if anyone has used this Color Navigator software and has advice, that would be much appreciated. Am I on the right track starting with the Adobe RGB colour mode (rather sRGB colour mode) for calibration?

Roberta Olenick

by Ron Day on Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:34 pm
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I have a NEC PA301W display, and I calibrate to the native (full) color gamut of the display. After the display is calibrated to its native (full) color gamut, I then assign the appropriate color space (Adobe RGB or sRGB) to the images during import or post processing, as necessary. This procedure works well for me, and I have never had a problem with color. However, I do not know if your display offers this option.

by E.J. Peiker on Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:03 pm
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Adobe RGB
Brightness 100 cd/m*2
Gamma 2.2
COlor Temp 6500

Hope that helps

by neverspook on Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:09 pm
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Thanks to you both. Appreciate the settings, E.J. :)


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