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Colour Calibration Tips for Professional Photographers with the ViewSonic VP2785-4K Monitor


 

With a stunningly smooth palette of 4.39 trillion colours, the ViewSonic® VP2785-4K Ultra HD monitor meets the high color standards of photographers, graphic designers, video editors, print departments and other design professionals.

In order to harness the power of the VP2785-4K, it is essential to calibrate/profile the monitor for your own environment. The ideal colour management solution is the ViewSonic Colorbration Kit, designed specifically for ViewSonic monitors in partnership with X-Rite (Colorbration software also works with the X-Rite i1Display Pro spectrophotometer).

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The ViewSonic VP2785-4K monitor provides professional quality colour accuracy and uniformity. Although the VP2785-4K ships in a calibrated state from the factory, as a professional you’ll want to take full control. 



When calibrating/profiling your VP2785-4K, here is a list of important dos and don’ts to ensure accuracy:

 

Do:

• Set the User Mode option to Advanced to unlock more of the professional features 

• Set the White Point to CIE Illuminant D65 instead of Native 

• Set your Luminance between 80-120cd/m2, dpending on how bright your space is (a slightly dim enviroment is best) 

• Set Contrast Ratio to a custom value to match various papers if you print (matte paper typically supports a 200:1 ratio and glossy 300:1)

• Use ICC Profile Version 4 instead of Version 2 for the best colour transformations 

• Set the Patch Set to Large (462 colour patches) for the best colour accuracy; if specific colours are required, be sure to add spot or image colours by clicking on the spot colour and image buttons 

• Use Automatic Display Control (ADC) instead of manually adjusting brightness, contrast and RGB gains for a more accurate and consistent outcome (a USB cable needs to be connected bemunication/adjustments) 

• Perform the Display Uniformity Check when finished, and choose a 3×3 grid for the most accurate results

• Use Colorbration, even if you’re a black and white photographer, as you are controlling tonality as much as colour

• Create and use multiple monitor profiles with different settings for different purposes and switch when necessary 

 

Don’t: 

• Place your monitor in front of a window with continually changing colour temperature and brightness 

• Work with really bright clothes or objects on your desk that could be distracting if they reflect off the monitor……

 

 

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