This is my first post here, and I'm quite new to wide gamut LCDs, so please pardon my ignorance.
After extensive comparisons
, I recently bought an HP LP2475W monitor, and was quite excited by its awesome color support and excellent ergonomics, all for under USD 600. I want to use this monitor 90% for software development, office apps, web surfing (only occasional photography or video ad no gaming), and I hoped the HP would be a good all-around monitor.
However, after I connected it via DVI to my Compaq nc6400 laptop running Windows XP, I was literally struck by the intensity of the RED color. I tried to play with the color gain and black level from the OSD and the video card, but still, either the red was too intense, or the whole color palette way off, unnatural.
Then I started reading around on wide gamut monitors and found a good tutorial
explaining why colors are oversaturated: 255,255,255 looks fine in sRGB but is much more intense on a wide-gamut monitor color space.
Then I found out about color-managed applications: Photoshop, MediaPlayer, Firefox. I did set up Firefox to do color management but if I understand correctly, this only makes a difference for images, and then only for those tagged with some color space profile. In other words, it won't make the RED text any more pleasing to the eye.
Is there some software that can globally, Windows-wide, correct the sRGB colors if they are going to be output on a wide-gamut screen? I just want red spreadsheet cells to not look so damn RED.