Originally Posted by melgross
I'm eagerly awaiting the two bought for my wife and daughter.
My wife's machine isn't of a concern, but my daughter, has started in photography, and uses CS3.
I'll calibrate her machine with my i1 PhotoUV, as I've done with my screens (and printers).
But, the brightness is adjusted by the software, once the illumination level is ascertained, in her case a level of about 120.
But, you're right, nothing should be changed after a profile is made. Once a month is a good interval to redo the profile.
BINGO! You nailed it.
What camera system is your daughter using? I use CS3, but my main post processing software is Nikon Capture NX. Of course, Leopard can be a real problem with NX, which is why I'm still on 10.4.11. Some folks can't get NX to work worth a crap under Leopard, others can but say they still have problems.
IMO, it much harder to get accurate colors from the camera using CS3 than it is using Nikon's proprietary algorithms. Plus NX has D-Lighting, which is amazing, and easy to use. Sometimes I use both programs, and CS3 is easy to use for setting up printer profiles. Believe it or not, one can get really good prints from online min-labs, IF one has the correct profile for the printer paper combo to be used. I have a local Costco that does great print work, using Fuji crystal Archive paper, and I can't even begin to print at home for the same prices.
At this point, I'll bet dollars to donuts, and them's good odds, that she shoots Canon.