I have a Spectraview Reference 2690 monitor that I hardware calibrate. Therefore, the LUT is stored in the display, if I understand correctly. So do I really need to have my display profile associated as the Windows (XP) system profile? Doesn't this risk double profiling when I'm using colour-savvy apps like Photoshop?
I'm asking because of this: when I do have my display profile listed as the system profile, I get pink (and some green) grays in Photoshop. Colours, on the other hand, seem fine. But if I disassociate my profile (Display/Settings/Advanced/Color Management/Remove) so that the system reverts to the default sRGB profile, voila! My grays are back to neutral in Photoshop. Colours, however, are exaggerated and lurid, as they are on any non-ICC aware app with this wide-gamut display.
Yes, 'pink greys' is an on-going issue for me that I have enquired about in the past. But I am now at the stage where I can turn the issue on and off at will. What I don't understand is why, and how to proceed. I guess I just don't understand the implications of hardware-based LUT, and what that means for my CM set-up. Do I need to set my display profile as the Windows default? Am I making a mistake at the profiling stage - should I select a certain profile within which to create my profile? I'm profiling with Spectraview, by the way.