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Mike Boden

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« on: September 17, 2009, 12:57:37 PM »

I'm sad to say, but my Sony Artisan has died. So I'm in the market for a new monitor. But I'm not actually seeking advice regarding this decision.

Instead, my question revolves around how to calibrate the new monitor on an old computer, which is an Apple with OS9 that I use to run my Howtek 4500 drum scanner with Trident. Up until now, I was using the software and colorimeter that came with the Artisan, but that won't be the case anymore. So I'm stuck. I haven't been able to find any software/hardware combination that is OS9 compatible. Can anyone offer some suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 07:29:11 PM »

Just doesn't seem reasonable to me to stick with OS9 in this day and age. Sorry.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 09:30:07 PM »

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Just doesn't seem reasonable to me to stick with OS9 in this day and age. Sorry.

Of course it doesn't!! But when you're using software that won't run on any other system other than OS9 and is superior to the other options out there that do, then your hand is forced...as is mine.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 10:27:46 PM »

Are you sure that your Artisan is truly dead?  There was a recent thread on one of the boards here (forget which) mentioning a repair facility that had a cache of spare parts.  Searching on "Artisan" will probably find it for you.

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 11:07:44 PM »

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Are you sure that your Artisan is truly dead?  There was a recent thread on one of the boards here (forget which) mentioning a repair facility that had a cache of spare parts.  Searching on "Artisan" will probably find it for you.

Paul

Thanks for the heads up, but I'm already aware of that 'facility'. The guy's name is Luis and goes by the name of UnkleVito. In fact, this particular monitor was purchased from him as well as my wife's. Furthermore, I've been at the guys house. He's the real deal and a nice guy.

The thing is, that I'm not willing to put anymore money into the Artisan. The time has come to retire it, because I feel that the technology is dead.

What complicates matters further, is that my main system is a PC running Vista x64, of which the Artisan software/drivers won't work. So for the past six months, I've been using ColorEyes Display Pro to calibrate the monitor. I've been using the monitor for both computers, each on separate inputs.

Going forward, I'm going to make the leap to a LCD monitor. Calibrating the PC with Vista x64 will be a breeze. The Apple OS9 computer, however, is where the challenge lies. But thanks to the many emails I've received all day, I think the problem is somewhat solved. Basically, I'm going to make the G4 a dual-boot system where I'll calibrate the monitor in OSX and then copy/paste the profile to the OS9 volume. In theory, it should work just fine.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 06:41:09 PM »

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Just doesn't seem reasonable to me to stick with OS9 in this day and age. Sorry.

If you've got a smoothly functioning system that does everything you want, upgrading the OS seems foolish.

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 12:15:56 AM »

Unless you want to get rid of the constant crashing and freezing of OS9.  It was a ver unstable system compared to the "unixlike" OSX--my change over occurred a long time ago and trust me, OSX was a breath of fresh air.  I had no idea anyone still was using System 9 or would want to.  I'm curious as to the software the poster thought was superior that only ran on OS9 -- my experience wqas just the opposite--OSX opened up a vast new world of software.

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009, 03:32:53 AM »

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I'm curious as to the software the poster thought was superior that only ran on OS9

I'm using Trident scanning software for my Howtek 4500 drum scanner.

BTW...this OS9 G4 doesn't freeze or crash and never has. It's a dedicated computer to operate my scanner.

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As a follow-up to my original post:

The solution to my problem...I created a dual-boot system. I installed OSX on one partition and OS9 on another. Next, I installed ColorNavigator Monitor Profiling software that came with my new Eizo display on the OSX partition. Once the monitor is calibrated and profiled in OSX, I copy/paste the profile to the OS9 partition and set it as my display profile. Works like a charm!!!

After scanning my film, I transfer the files over to my Windows Vista 64bit computer, which is connected to the 2nd input of the same Eizo display. On this computer I have ColorNavigator Monitor Profiling software installed as well. This 2nd input is able to be calibrated separately. This allows the Windows computer to create it's own profile as well.

All in all...it works fantastic and I couldn't be happier!!!
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