View Full Version : Color Profiles or my eyes hurt

Scott St. John
03-28-2013, 04:29 PM
I just got the G75VW and its the machine that took me away from 9 years on a Mac. I use it for a daily, morning radio show and my full time IT job.

Based on the specs, this machine should not be causing any eye strain or headaches, but they are happening. I have a feeling I might need to adjust some color profile settings. After 9 years away, I am not sure where to begin. Is there a document for recommended settings or are there color profile file sets you can download?

I am running the highest resolution and have magnification set at 125%. Windows 8.

Thank you in advance!


03-28-2013, 04:45 PM
Check out http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2414252,00.asp. If you can access Windows "Help and Support" (I do it from the "Start" menu in Windows 7), you can type "color calibration" in the Search box and get relevant instructions.

Some users have complained the matte finish on the G75 displays makes the display appear 'grainy'. Could that be the source of your eye strain?

03-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Do you wear glasses or contacts? If not then it might be wise to get your eyes checked out by an optometrist. There are also options like http://www.gunnars.com/what-are-gunnars/ which might help reduce strain and headaches etc..

Scott St. John
03-28-2013, 06:09 PM
I'm ok in the eye department and while I hate saying this - it was not an issue with my 17" inch Mac Book Pro. I was just adjusting some of the color settings in Windows and already it's better for me. Maybe that is all I needed :)

Thank you all for taking the time to answer me.

03-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Try this out. I used to use it but no longer do because I need the most accurately displayed colors possible when photo-editing, which I do a lot of. This is a utility called Fl.ux that is free and take up minimal resources while running. It automatically adjusts your screen based on your location (lat/long, which it gets from you entering the city you're in) and the time of day, changing to adapt to the amount of light or sunlight. You can get it HERE (http://stereopsis.com/flux/dlwin.html)

04-15-2013, 12:41 AM
I have this issue too. Took me months of use before I realized my eye strain was being caused by the G75... now using mostly some external monitors, but I'm interested in if anyone has a solid solution here.

Specifically, I think the grainy nature is the main issue. I've mucked around with color calibration without much luck. Probably going to try some gunnars to see if that helps...

Matrix Leader
04-15-2013, 01:03 AM
Have you tried the ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology 1.03.0002 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps/Splendid/Splendid_G75VW_Win7_64_Z1030002.zip)