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Chapter 2. Working with Color > Calibrating Your Monitor

2.1. Calibrating Your Monitor

Before we get down to the nuts and bolts of color, we need to be sure that we're all seeing things the same. Think about this for a moment: You've seen banks or televisions in electronics stores where every TV is displaying the same channel in different colors. When you buy a TV, you don't really worry about those differences. You simply want a TV that looks good when you get it home. No one will be comparing your TV to his and wondering why they don't look the same.

We run into the same phenomenon when dealing with digital images: Not all computer monitors display tonal information and color the same. Unlike TV sets, this can be problematic. What's the use of tweaking an image in Photoshop if the color is going to look different as soon as it's viewed somewhere else?


  

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