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> From: Steve Kennard > > I am at my wits end trying to work out how to adjust this Lacie > 22" III monitor with Pre-cal and Opti-cal. I'm assuming you are on a PC, or you would probably be using Lacie's BlueEye calibrator. You first want to set OptiCal (Edit->Preferences) to use "Precision" calibration mode and to enable the "Expert controls". Then set your desired gamma and color temperature. The Spyder sometimes appears not to connect correctly. Plugging it into another USB port often gets its attention. The symptom of a bad connection is that the brightness (black level) measurement in OptiCal calibration is always at or near zero. Once you're past that hurdle, run PreCal, then do a calibration. One other caveat about the Spyder is that it is highly influenced by ambient lighting. If there are even low levels of natural light in the room, the calibration will be whacked. For adjusting your Lacie in PreCal, first set the color temperature to either 2 (6500K) or 3 (5000K). Then go into the color menu, and adjust the individual guns until PreCal reports all three colors as being in range. The R/G/B screens only appear once. You just need to push "Continue" to take a new reading. Once you're happy, do a calibrate and profile in OptiCal. The Spyder/OptiCal combination gives OK results -- better than what you'll get with Adobe Gamma, but nowhere near what a good quality system can produce on the Lacie. Regards, Ethan Hansen - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.