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Mint 13 - Cinnamon - Color - Monitor Calibration [SOLVED]

Postby O|||||||O on Sat May 26, 2012 5:56 pm

Hello,

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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Re: Mint 13 - Cinnamon - Color - Monitor Calibration

Postby remoulder on Sat May 26, 2012 7:01 pm

This is not a mint tool, it is part of gnome 3.4
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Re: Mint 13 - Cinnamon - Color - Monitor Calibration

Postby O|||||||O on Sun May 27, 2012 3:21 pm

Sorry. I guess that means that there is nothing the Mint Dev Team can do about it, right?
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Re: Mint 13 - Cinnamon - Color - Monitor Calibration [SOLVED

Postby remoulder on Sun May 27, 2012 3:29 pm

Yep
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Re: Mint 13 - Cinnamon - Color - Monitor Calibration [SOLVED

Postby heathenx on Wed May 30, 2012 8:05 am

I just calibrated my monitor yesterday under Mint 13 Cinnamon 64bit with the Gnome Color tool (with a Pantone Huey). I didn't notice any green tint afterward. My monitor got just a tad darker which is what I expected. I too have used dispcalGUI in the past and it has always worked great for me...even better since I switched from my Spyder3 to my Huey. This time around I just plugged in my Huey to see what would happen. I think it installed Argyll and some other dependencies, after some steps and about 20 minutes later my monitor was calibrated. I have an Acer 22" LCD but I cannot recall the actual model number since I'm not in front of it.
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Re: Mint 13 - Cinnamon - Color - Monitor Calibration [SOLVED

Postby O|||||||O on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:38 am

I'm pretty sure it already had everything it needed (Argyll) installed. I'm sure it works fine on other monitors - I did try it three times though, just to make sure it wasn't a fluke.

Half way through, it was like my monitor changed profiles - and I think that is what made the calibration come out bad. I have no idea why it did that though... dispcalGUI didn't do that - the monitor stayed the same until the new profile was applied.


Probably just some issue with my specific hardware...
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