Is it possible to get good color out of an (oldish) laptop LCD?
March 30, 2004 6:59 PM   Subscribe

Is it possible to get good color out of an (oldish) laptop LCD? {More Inside}

I ask because every few months I find myself messing with Adobe Gamma, trying to get colors that are saturated and contrasty (probably not a word). OF course when I do this I have to reset all the color management in photoshop, which is a pain. Then the new color settings start to bother me an I mess with them again. For example, now red's and blues are more saturated but greens are darker than I want. I'm not aiming for perfection I even have a profile that works beautifully for visualizing cmyk while in RGB mode, no surprise print but for general web browsing, viewing my photo collection, etc. I find my colors to be inadequate. Can this be adjusted through the hardware, or do I need a more sophisticated monitor (either a decent CRT or a pricey LCD)? Specs on the monitor:
IBM LCD XGA 1024x768 native
The computer is a Dell Inspiron 4000 purchased in May 2001. The same model was also available with a "super" XGA at 1280x1024. Other than that there was no hardware difference, leading me to wonder if I could pick one up on ebay and swap it in. I remember they were slightly better displays all around, not just in resolution. as a side note, unlike many I am very comfortable messing around with laptop hardware and have replaced a couple hard-to-reach parts as well as cleaned the innards with no bad effect.
posted by Grod to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
You should be able to save the profile and simply switch between the two depending on what you are working on.
posted by the biscuit man at 9:29 PM on March 30, 2004

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