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Windows 7: Sudden confusion with display color management


27 May 2011   #1
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Sudden confusion with display color management

Up until recently I've used a Spyder3 to profile my display. Been doing it for so long that I took things for granted. I just recently switched to an X-Rite i1Pro. Profiled my monitor last night. Seemed to go okay. But I decided today to check out the Control Panel>Color Management>Advanced>Change System Defaults panel. Shouldn't the ...Advanced>Use Windows Display Calbration box be checked? Or will that double profile my display?


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27 May 2011   #2
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tony22 View Post
Up until recently I've used a Spyder3 to profile my display. Been doing it for so long that I took things for granted. I just recently switched to an X-Rite i1Pro. Profiled my monitor last night. Seemed to go okay. But I decided today to check out the Control Panel>Color Management>Advanced>Change System Defaults panel. Shouldn't the ...Advanced>Use Windows Display Calbration box be checked? Or will that double profile my display?
Mine was disabled after I calibrated my monitors with Spyder3. It has worked for me. Don't know for sure if checking it will double profile your display, but the last paragraph in Microsoft's "Color Management > Devices > "Understanding color management settings" "Display calibration" section says:

If you're using third-party display calibration software, especially software that uses a color measurement instrument, you should use the display calibration loader that's often installed with the third-party calibration software. That software might automatically disable the display calibration loader in Windows 7, so the third-party software will be used to load the calibration instead. However, you can manually enable or disable the display calibration loader in Windows. If you're using a third-party display calibration tool, you should ensure that the display calibration loader in Windows is disabled.


Hope this helps.
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28 May 2011   #3
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manigue View Post
If you're using third-party display calibration software, especially software that uses a color measurement instrument, you should use the display calibration loader that's often installed with the third-party calibration software.
Thank Manique. You jogged the sleeping brain cell in my head! I checked msconfig and sure enough the i1Match calibration loader is in the startup list. That would explain why the Windows box was unchecked.

Funny how stuff is forgotten once you take it for granted.
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28 May 2011   #4
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Glad to know the info helped clarify your question.

And you are right, I also forget almost everything I tweak after a few months and begin to take things for granted. That's why I read this forum almost daily.
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