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Calibrating Monitors To Show Correct Colours


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I have recently noticed that the background colour on one of my clients websites looks different on different screens. I do all my design on my laptop (Sony GRT786M - Geforce 5600 Go graphics card). On my laptop screen the backround here looks more pink. Whereas when I view it on my PCs TFT it looks orange. I have also noticed this with the main purple colour and pale yellow background on my purplespider site.

 

Does anyone know how do I know which is the correct colour and how can I adjust my displays so they show the correct colour? :goof:

 

Its just very frustrating designing a site and then realising that it looks completly different to what I thought it looked like. Mad!!!

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Looks orange on my screen too. The problem is you are using a non-websafe color.

 

The only way to keep it appearing the same on all monitors is to use websafe color. Do a search of the forum there has been discussion lately about using web safe colors.

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Ah! so thats what web safe colours are!! Cheers Bruce, I did come across that thread but didn't realise that was to do wi my problem. However why are they called web safe colours? Cause surely if I send you the original file it will still look orange?

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Hmm, I'm not sure that is my problem, I've picked a colour which is similar to that first colour i talked about but web safe according to photoshop and other references on the internet. However it still looks pink on my laptop and orange on my PCs TFT.

 

The page with the supposidly websafe bg colour is here: www.applecross.uk.com/bgtest.htm

 

On my PCs TFT I can manualy adjust the RGB values so there must be someway I can adjust them so that what I am seeing is the actual colour that the thing is. Cause I can change what the bg colour of that page looks like by just changing the values on the monitor.

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Thanks guys,

 

btrfld: I did a search in the PS help and come up with some possible solutions one being the Adobe Gamma thing but when using the wizard it just make me screen look extremly weird so i think its just for TFTs.

 

snipe: Thanks for the link, some v useful stuff but I think I've decided that my problem is no longer a web safe colour issue, i just need some way (possibly a program) to help me calibrate my laptop tft screen to show colours correctly.

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