Hi, I have the following problem:
I edit images mainly for internet purposes.
Since I nonetheless wanted to create color-neutral images, I decided to calibrate my Lenovo Ideapad S540 13API (99 % sRGB) with a Datacolor Spyder X Pro. Notebook running under Windows 10.
After calibration, however, I found that images I created were displayed with significantly increased contrast after export on the Internet, making editing unusable (I always export in sRGB). Since I know that this problem can occur when viewing with software that does not support color management, I made sure to view the images in a browser with color management (Chrome/hardware acceleration was deactivated). However, the problem was identical here.
When I used the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile embedded in the computer instead of the color profile created by the Spyder, this problem no longer existed.Lightroom now displayed the images with identically increased contrast compared to all other softwares, so theoretically I could process my images with adequate contrast, but would have to accept the blue tint of my laptop.
My question now is: Does my new Spyder X Pro create defective monitor profiles? (I have created about 10 new color profiles, all with the same result). I also have downloaded an additional color profile created for my laptop with an X-rite device. This color profile has much more blue tint than those created by the Spyder, but causes the same contrast problem in Lightroom.
Does anyone have an idea how to solve this problem? I would like to edit without the color tint of my monitor, but with the calibrated monitor it is currently impossible to create a nice image for web use.
Thank you a lot!
I think this is something you need to take up with the Spyder Pro people.
Reset that screen to the Default calibration that it was Shipped with?
Use the sRGB profile as noted on this web site? https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-change-my-monitor-profile-to-check-whether-its-corrupted/
thank you for the reply,
I´ve recalibrated the laptop for 10 times with my spyder, same result.
I´ve also used a monitor profile, created with x-rite, same result.
I´ve used the mentioned sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile, contrast problem is solved, but monitor is of course no longer calibrated.
....That´s the basis of my problem.
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Try recalibrating following the the procedure outlined at the below link. If the issue persists show us screenshots the Spyder X Pro settings. Thank you. EDIT Sorry, link below:
Hi, thanks for your reply!
I´ve now recalibrated my monitor according to the settings described in the link you´ve sent...same problem.
Calibration data: ICC2 profile, Gamma: 2.2, brightness: 93cd/m2.
Graphic driver options are set to "default" with white point at 6500k.
What else parameters do you want to know?
What did you set Display Technology to. It should be Standard LED. Try disabling the graphics processor at Preferences> Performance Use Graphics Processor set to Off.
I always use Standard LED.
I unchecked the "use graphics processor" box and restarted lightroom... still the same problem.
As others have said, best place to get an answer is with Datacolor.
Having said that, check that you are answering the Spyder questions properly for our display. When I first calibrate my monitor with Spyder X I had some issues from providing wrong answers. Takes some digging sometimes.
"After calibration, however, I found that images I created were displayed with significantly increased contrast after export on the Internet... I made sure to view the images in a browser with color management (Chrome/hardware acceleration was deactivated). ... When I used the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile embedded in the computer instead of the color profile created by the Spyder, this problem no longer existed."
I recently read that Windows Chrome doesn't fully implement ICC display profiles -- it ignores any transfer functions ("gamma curves") provided in a profile and instead uses an sRGB transfer function:
This could account for the change in contrast you see when you view an exported image in Chrome with your Spyder-created display profile but not with sRGB assigned to the display.
I suggest you try a different color-managed viewer, such as Adobe Bridge, Firefox, Ifranview, or Faststone (you need to explicitly enable color management in the last two).
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In addition to the display profile being ICC version 2 it should also be matrix based and not LUT based. I don't see that selection in the Spyder X Pro calibration software. I suggest contacting Datacolor Tech Support.