Eyeballing Grayscale ... a Sample to Compare?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James Zos, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. James Zos

    James Zos Supporting Actor

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    I'm torturing myself trying to tweak grayscale by eyesight alone, caught in a kind of subjective hell ... and I'm wondering if there is any kind of grayscale pattern or sample I could buy, say from a photo shop or something, that I could put beside my screen so I could have something to COMPARE my set's grayscale too?
    Any suggestions along those lines would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Bill Slack

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    You could borrow or rent a color analyzer from someone, or build your own optical comparitor, which is basically a little box you look through with a D6500 light in it, and a gray scale pattern. There is also window to look through to your screen to compare. You obviously need the correct light, and the correct grayscale pattern. I couldn't find plans on how to build one, and what to use, but I believe they're out there somewhere. A new one from the ISF is like $400 or so, I'm afraid.

    I wouldn't recommend trying to eye-ball it unless it's really messed up already.
     

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