I am new to Mac and have an iMac 24. I have not been able to calibrate my monitor successfully. Based on the review on Luminous Landscape and a few other sites which specifically mention its particular ability to calibrate this very bright iMac monitor, I purchased Coloreyes and a ColorVision device. When I calibrate my monitor, the profile validation results are off the charts. For example, the average DE is 15.81 and the Maximum DE is 75.26. I read somewhere that these are each supposed to be less than one. In the Coloreyes review on this site, there is an example of the Profile Validation with green, yellow and red boxes going from left to right; I really only get the red box. For the three color bars at the bottom of the graph, red goes all the way across in one long bar (75.26), green is barely visible at 1.08 and blue does not even appear.
I am just a simple amateur who wants to calibrate his monitor. This is way over my head and I do not understand the implications of any of it. What are the practical consequences of the validation being so odd? The actual picture on my monitor looks wonderful. Is my monitor or video card not working correctly? Could the ColorVision device not be working correctly? I have tried all different settings, e.g. L*, D65, cd 120, monitor calibrates the brightness. Room lights on; room lights off. Am I not setting the parameters correctly? Should I buy other calibration software? My prints are much too red but I always thought that this is a printer profile issue; however, with the preponderance of red in the validation results and the small amount of green and no blue I have to wonder if this is related to printing. In any event, I understand that you cannot get good prints if your monitor is not calibrated correctly and, apparently, mine is not.
I apologize for the long description and would appreciate any advice you can provide.