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    PC Monitor standards?

    I hope this is not a stupid question, however, I have been wondering...............

    Is there an industry standard for the setting of your monitor? I mean, my artwork looks one way on MY monitor, however, I have found that on other monitors it either looks too dark or too light, or whatever. What setting SHOULD I have MY monitor set on to make sure that my colors, shading and everything else is true?
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    you should always calibrate your monitor at least. there's no assurance that other average joes' monitor will be tho As long as your work is made by standards, it should be what you stick to.

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    You monitor should be calibrated in tandem with output standards not with regards to other people's monitors.

    You should use either a manual method - ie printing a test page and matching monitor colors to printed colors as best as you can, or fork out money for caibration system that includes a colorimeter.

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    remember ambient light affects things as well.
    Everything looks too dark when the sun is shining on your monitor

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    ^ Exactly, which is why calibration with a partial system such as a pantone standard calibration software and colorimeter should be a high priority for graphic pros.

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    Any one have suggestion for monitor calibration without getting something like Pantone Huye?

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    Hmmm. So, ARE there standards in the industry to have your monitor set at? I mean, what if you spend money on the monitor calibration, and send your portfolio's to people, and they are looking at your stuff on monitors that show your work either too dark, or teh colors are off or whatever. How do you know this will not happen? How do you know this will not cost you job(s)? It would suck if your monitor is fine, however, those who are looking to hire an artist, are looking at your stuff on a crappy monitor because they never thought to calibrate it.
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    If you send the portfolio to a studio that is making graphic design or illustration, they will have calibrated monitors and if your's is calibrated aswell, it should look nearly the same on both monitors. If they don't have calibrated monitors, I wouldn't even think of getting employed by them, because they are naps.

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    Hmmm. I found this page. http://epaperpress.com/monitorcal/
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