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Humor I shall make no bones about the fact that this request is purely filler material, but such threads have been a success in years past. Dear OSNews readers please furnish us with your wondrous and diverse desktop screenshots and machine specifications! Considering that I have used the same wallpaper and platform since 2006, there is no great insight that I can bring to the table. Also, whilst I'm here--OSNews Asks: How have mobile OSes changed your habits this year?
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RE: which one ???
by coreyography on Sat 1st Jan 2011 18:23 UTC in reply to "which one ???"
coreyography
Member since:
2009-03-06

Just curious...do you do any profiling of your monitor (or printer), and how?

I have a similar setup (Core i7, 12GB, NEC 26" wide-gamut display) running Arch Linux. So far, I'm doing most of my photographic post-processing in an XP VM, since my camera raw software (Nikon Capture NX2) only runs on Windows. I use digiKam/ufraw for simpler edits and JPEG conversion, since it can make use of the quad-core CPU, but the Nikon offering has more capabilities at the moment.

I've profiled the monitor by booting into Windows natively, but haven't tried checking it with the VM setup.

I'd post my desktop, but it's a pretty boring vanilla XFCE setup. Busy backgrounds tend to cause me eye fatigue after marathon computer sessions.

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RE[2]: which one ???
by Neolander on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:07 in reply to "RE: which one ???"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

My Fedora install has a "Color management" tool in Gnome's settings menu, which seems to do exactly what you want. Maybe you can install it too, it's called gcm-prefs (GnomeColorManager).

Here's a screenshot (in French, sorry) : http://img834.imageshack.us/i/gcmprefs.png/

Hope this helps

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RE[2]: which one ???
by pica on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:23 in reply to "RE: which one ???"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

Just curious...do you do any profiling of your monitor (or printer), and how?


The ATI Catalyst Control Center offers color adjusting controls. We do not own a color adjusting hardware. To adjust the monitor my wife simply compares a photo taken at neutral lightning conditions with the original object. My wife typically uses a photo of her crayons to do this visual callibration.

We do not print photos ourself. So we have no need to callibrate a printer. BTW, how to color callibrate a simple black & white laser ?

My wife uses RawTherapee to manipulate raw as well as TIFF and even JPEG files. She tried RawStudio before, but prefers RawTherapee. One handy feature is the white balance using a white area on the photo. Just select a white area -- a part of a number plate, the white outer of an eye, a white flower, snow, ... -- and press the white balance button afterwards. Done.

pica

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