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post #1 of 4 Old 08-03-2012, 12:37 PM - Thread Starter
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I have successfully got mu i1Pro spectrophotometer to read data using the HCFR colorimeter software...WooHoo

The problem I have now is what do I do with all this data and I'm confused on when I should actually start adjusting my monitor setting or do I create a profile and use it. I apologize but I am really new to this. I purchased an i1Pro at an extremely great price and just now trying to learn the whole calibration process.

I can use the i1Pro to gather data but how is that actually used to calibrate my monitor and other devices?

Any help will be greatly appreciated....Joe
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You can use some of the RGB data to tune your displays cuts and gains.

If you really want to calibrate a monitor complete with your video card LUT and an ICC profile for ICC aware apps, you'll need better sofware, HCFR wasn't designed to calibrate PCs.

There are a number of these X-Rite makes a pretty good app, there is also BasICC Color and ColorEyes. I worked on the team that made CalPC at SpectraCal so I'm sort of partial to that one.

If you like the command line you could also use argyllCMS.
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If you just want to learn about Calibration, generically, go to the Calibration for Dummies thread. It covers the topic fairly well.

If you want specific help with the software you are using, there's probbly already a discussion thread for that software, just seach for it.

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You can also download DispCalGUI for free, which uses the ArgyllCMS libraries, and see how that works for you. I've had good experiences with it so far myself.

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