Do you use Saturation in CCC to increase colour?

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Do you use Saturation in CCC to increase colour?

Poll closed Jul 26, 2011.
  1. Yes always

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  2. No never

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  3. Maybe sometimes, depends...

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  1. HonoredShadow

    HonoredShadow Ancient Guru

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    Just as it says. Sometimes I think my monitor could do with a bit more colour so I like to turn up the Saturation up a bit to make things a little more colourful.

    I usually don't go any higher than ten but I'm on 5 at the moment. Just trying to keep things looking natural.

    What do you guys use?
     
  2. Valagard

    Valagard Guest

    For every new monitor I turn saturation off

    Then I calibrate the monitors as best as I can for the color and contrast scale for the visible spectrum

    After that, I set saturation up to 200% to restore natural color gradient to everything, because every monitor I've ever used in history by default washes out color drastically, and I've gone through 20+ monitors in my computer career personally, let alone the hundreds I've set up for customers
     
  3. Plug2k

    Plug2k Ancient Guru

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    Just be careful when using saturation with LCD monitors.
    it can cause BURN IN to lcd monitors very easily due to the higher density color that wouldn't normally be there with saturation set to default..
     
  4. Raiga

    Raiga Maha Guru

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    The washed out colors in the new monitors are due to design and manufacturing factors. Especially the LED ones which have slim design really have bad color gamuts.

    I got a new LED display a few weeks back, it really sucks compared to my 3+ year old LCD display in color reproduction.

    The old one I didn't have to calibrate anything, the factory stock settings passed all calibrations on fly. But on the new LED monitor (which is almost like a torch light display, shooting whiteness into my face), I spent a week calibrating it until I reached the near old(perfect) settings.

    Even after the calibration, I still need to tweak gamma in every individual game I play by -20%. I cannot do that on desktop, because it makes text hard to read and the overall appearance of the desktop looks dull.

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    Adjust color saturation to high decreases differentiability for colors with high values, to check this try the below method.

    1. Make an excel sheet or a bitmap against a black background of RGB values=0, then make a separate columns of colors for Red, Green, Blue, and White.
    2. For each column of red, make 32 boxes. In each box in the red column put Green and Blue values=0 and put Red values starting from 255, 247, 239, 231..(with -8 for each red)....until 8, 0.
    3. Repeat the same for Blue and Green column.
    4. Repeat the same for White column, but this time..the values for RGB should be the same.
    5. Now adjust Brightness, Contrast and color as below;

    Or you can google and find LCD/LED/TV display calibration guide online..
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

  5. RS-X

    RS-X Master Guru

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    I use since forever. Always keep it from 10-15% above default.
     
  6. eeyoree

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    really depends, there is games that have high saturation already, or the opposite, needs to bump it up, for those i turn saturation up along with color temperature to look more pleasantly.
     
  7. poppy10

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    When was the last time you experienced any burn in with a modern LCD monitor?

    I've left a static bright image on the screen for two weeks and not had any burn in
     
  8. CPC_RedDawn

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    I may not have an ATI card but I have once tried to use the colour correction in Nvidia control panel and I can never get it right. Its always either too much colour, or brightness, or too much contrast. I can never find that "sweet" spot so many of you talk about. So I just leave everything on default, and alter the settings on my HDTV.
     
  9. Rich_Guy

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    Always use it here, as at default, the colours look dull, washed out to me, so i up it to 115.
     
  10. tuco

    tuco Ancient Guru

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    I use it with ATI, and D vibrance with NV
     

  11. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    used to use it @ old monitor, but current one its fine by default, also its all about getting used to it, default colors are better, people who design games and films know better than me which colours they want to show =).
     
  12. HonoredShadow

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    Well I have changed my monitor and reinstalled Windows 7 and I am still getting dull colours. I have tried 140 on saturation and colour temp up to 6700k like someone suggested in another forum.

    Just wonder how you guys improved you colour as I cant seem to get mine right and could do with some advice.

    My HDTV in the front room is no where near as good as this monitor yet the colours on the XBox are better than the last 2 monitors I have owned so its got to be PC's doing something.
     
  13. MDewy

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    I use a laptop with a LED screen ... Saturation is a must for me :D so always used it
     
  14. Pey

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    up to 135
     
  15. HonoredShadow

    HonoredShadow Ancient Guru

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    yes I am on 140 with 6700K for the colour temperature. Seems to look good for games. Of course everyone will tell you it's meant to be 6500K but I don't think so for games. Photo's maybe.
     

  16. lukas_1987_dion

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    Good th.

    I have set it at 144 with default 6500k. I will try 6700k for games... but i think i will stay with default settings.
     
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    I use W7's color management for that. This way I don't have to do it again and again after installing new drivers etc.
     
  18. HonoredShadow

    HonoredShadow Ancient Guru

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    Very true but I have read that it does not make any difference in game when you do it that way.
     
  19. DeFade

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    I haven't bothered changing it for ages. Having seen this thread I decided to have a mess about with it... and I couldn't be happier!

    Changed to 6700k and 120 saturation and games look so much nicer. Especially PES2012 which always looked pretty washed out. So thanks for this ;)
     
  20. Amaze

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    I used to do it when I had Nvidia. Haven't tried it with my current card yet even though I've had it for 2 years.
     

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