Hi folks...this my first post here, I haven been hangin around and reading for a while thou.
Compared to you guys I´m new to digital photography and especially colomanagemnet.
I´ve been spending the last couple of weeks reading and trying to atleast get some sence about colomanagent.
Recently I got my self a Spyder 3 Elite and Dell 2209WA (22" LCD with e-IPS) and ofcourse dived in to the calibration ASAP.
But I´m having trouble with getting a slight "warm" tone or colorcast or what ever you want to call it.
It´s like applying a "warm photo filter" in Photoshop.
When I calibrate I just follow the "onscreen walk thru" with Spyder3 software provided from DataColor.
I ofcourse make sure I have the latest version downloaded from there site.
My calibration settings have been 6500k,2.2 / 6500k,native...I have tried monitors presets, I havet tried using the RGB sliders
and aiming for 6500k "manually". I have also tried other whitepoints and gamma settings.
I have accses to other monitors to so I have tried Acer AL16W (low budget TN panel), Eizo ColorEdge CG222WK (s-PVA panel)
I have my Photoshop CS4 set to AdobeRGB, and I usually do my B&W conversions with PS B&W.
I have tried to convert my files to "grey scale"...to be sure to kill any colorinformation... but still the same.
I have also tried different kind of raw converters, picture viewers...I have my EOS 5D set to AdobeRGB
Bottomline is...no matter what setting I use or what monitor I try, as soon as the calibration software loads the profile, my photos gets a warmer tone.
Somehow it leads me to belive it has some thing to do with the calibration it self, either hardware or software.
Although it is a very slight warmtone, in a "colored picture" it´s practicaly undetectable....B&W is much more sensitive to colorcast and it´s enough to make it feel like it´s not pure B&W.
I fully understand it´s difficult to give some advice and get some sence in whats been going on....but if anyone have any ideas or can point me in any direction...it would be much apreciated.