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Old 10-12-2014   #1
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How do you reduce saturation on a computer monitor? Is it all about "color temperature"? Seems to be.

I'd like to find a saturation control on one monitor I have, similar to the saturation control in photoshop.

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Would using something like a spyder color calibrator work?
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Would using something like a spyder color calibrator work?
I tried the Gretag Macbeth EyeOne. Doesn't really help.
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Is it all about "color temperature"?
No. Color temperature is similar to "white balance" and has nothing to do with saturation, except what you might perceive.

My screen has saturation settings for six colors in its menu, you might want to look if yours provides something similar.
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If you look up the manufacturer and the manual on the net, you'll have your answer.
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I know of no monitor that has saturation controls (per se). Most have the ability to adjust tone curves for R, G & B channels. Adjusting these controls is done when calibrating the monitor, which must be done prior to creating a monitor profile with any hardware/software combo (e.g. EyeOne). The instructions are usually supplied by the device you are using. In what way were you dissatisfied with the results of using the EyeOne?
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I use the Color Munki.
Calibration is really important if you're processing images on your computer.
Have never seen these hardware calibrators "not work"
Make sure the computer isn't loading adjustment software do the video card.


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