himselfon January 3, 2008
cadyellow, do not be confused by the GretagMacbeth ColorChecker. IT SHOULD *NOT* BE COMPARED WITH ANYTHING ELSE IN THE PHOTO, it should be compared ONLY to a real-live-in-your-hand ORIGINAL GretagMacbeth ColorChecker. The colors in it are printing industry standards, NOT colors necessarily anywhere else in the universe. They are on the chart because they are within the printing gamut of EVERYTHING, and because they present particular problems in CMYK printing, such that if you can get your press to duplicate THIS, it should be doing right by everything else. They are not on the chart to test the limits of a monitor.
cadyellowon November 23, 2007
I'm excited about this calibration print, but I'm confused by this image.
In comparison to the other objects in the image, GretagMacbeth ColorChecker chart seems lighter, more washed out, and less saturated. The black is considerably ligher in the chart than its surroundings, for example the dark values in the berries next to it or, especially, the hair of the woman in the lower left corner. Does that affect how I'd make use of the image for calibrating?
Jerry Kennedyon July 28, 2005
As an old type c photo lab manager I can say that your calibration print is the best I have ever seen, makes calibrating printer to monitor almost an exact match thanks