I am running Mint 13, Cinnamon, 64bit. After installing, the first thing I set out to do was calibrate my monitor. I was happy to see that Mint 13 ships with a monitor calibration utility pre-installed ('Color', under the Preferances menu).
I ran that, and half way through the calibration (my calibration device is a Pantone Huey, BTW) the monitor shifted towards green, and the resulting .icc profile was very green to me... It was noticeably 'off'.
After that, I installed dispcalGUI (what I was using in Mint 11) - that performed as expected - very accurately.
The 'Color' app and dispcalGUI both use ArgyllCMS, and they have a very similar calibration process - but I got wildly different results with them. The factory default of my monitor was actually closer than the profile 'Color' gave me.
I do a lot of photo editing, so an accurate monitor is essential to me. Why did the 'Color' calibration give such unusable results compared to dispcalGUI? It's nice that it comes pre-installed, but if it doesn't work, what's the point?
Is my experience typical, or did I maybe do something wrong? dispcalGUI produced a very noticeably more accurate color profile.
I guess what I'm wondering is, can the Color app's calibration be improved? For me, it actually made my monitor worse than it was with no calibration at all. I mean, I like that there is a calibration utility already installed, but as it is now (for me, anyway) it is unusable.
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on Sun May 27, 2012 3:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.