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JerJer123
02-11-2015, 10:17 PM
Hey guys. Does anyone here have a good color calibration setting that you wouldn't mind sharing with me? Every day, I find myself fiddling with the display but I can't seem to get the perfect setting for my colors.

If anyone - especially those who use this machine for photography and stuff - has a color profile they don't mind sharing? Please let me know. I would really, really appreciate it.

joro_abv
02-12-2015, 08:57 AM
+1 for this one

JerJer123
02-13-2015, 06:23 PM
bump

id10t
02-14-2015, 12:44 PM
JerJer123

i sent you PM.

hmscott
02-14-2015, 03:16 PM
Hey guys. Does anyone here have a good color calibration setting that you wouldn't mind sharing with me? Every day, I find myself fiddling with the display but I can't seem to get the perfect setting for my colors.

If anyone - especially those who use this machine for photography and stuff - has a color profile they don't mind sharing? Please let me know. I would really, really appreciate it.

JerJer123, I haven't applied what I am going to suggest through on a G751 with the new IPS screen, but I have on G750's with AUO and Chi Mei displays, and hopefully it will help you, at least it is worth a try :)

The Asus Splendid software is bad, and should be uninstalled, but the package comes with a color corrected ICC profile that works great on the AUO / Chi Mei displays. If you uninstall the Asus Splendid, reboot, and unpack the Splendid installer you should find the ICC profile specific to your laptop / screen.

Here is what it looks like for the G750's, my G750JH specifically - I am pulling the files from the C:\eSupport folder - but I heard that the G751's didn't come with the files - only the manuals - so you will need to unzip an Asus Splendid package installer to get the ICC profile file for the G751:

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Then you load the ICC profile and go through a bit of configuration to make it default and active:

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There is some useful discussion in these 2 G750 forums, the links discuss working with ICC profiles:

Personal Color Profile for the Chi Mei 173HGE
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?36153-Personal-Color-Profile-for-the-Chi-Mei-173HGE&p=401664&viewfull=1#post401664

ICC for AUO219D
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?51699-ICC-for-AUO219D&p=438057&viewfull=1#post438057

Using Splendid is nothing like using only the ICC profile. I was running without any correction on my AUO screen for quite a while, having used the Chi Mei Profile uploaded before, and found that the ICC profile included with the Splendid package really is quite good - still running with it now.

I hope the ICC profile included with the G751 IPS Splendid ICC profile is just as good, please let us know :)

JerJer123
02-15-2015, 11:00 PM
JerJer123

i sent you PM.

Got your pm, thanks. I tried out your color profile, and I find that the colors tend to be on the warmer side, and the screen gives off a reddish hue.

@Hmscott, I think I found and tried out those default color profiles for the G751 in C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color and it seems like they were the ones the laptop was using by default - which I wanted to change. I tried to find other color profiles in the eSupport folder, but I couldn't bump into any. Maybe I'm glossing over a directory or something. On a seperate note, do you know if there's a way to modify the existing color calibration in windows so that I can just edit the existing sliders/settings, rather than having to do it all over again from scratch?

Anyway, I did manage to recalibrate the screen and now my colors and the screen look more natural as opposed to the warmer default look. The only thing that some users may not like, is that I bumped up the gamma a few notches (not by much) because at the default setting, darker details are very hard to make out, so that made a big difference.

If anyone wants to try out my color profile, I went ahead and put it up on google drive, so try it out and let me know what you think of it: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9v1gCemp2FQbWc4cDh6dHdTSk0/edit

pokerface
02-16-2015, 05:23 PM
Thank you HMSCOTT

So I loaded the profile then did the color calibration and ClearType Calibration. It is better now although nothing mind blowingly different than my previous settings (default)

http://i57.tinypic.com/4juxb4.jpg

G751JY Color Profile Download (https://www.mediafire.com/?tacs8ik9gda8aaz)

G751JY Color Profile Download (https://www.mediafire.com/?h31unh71s2cnn1w)

hmscott
02-16-2015, 05:44 PM
Thank you HMSCOTT
So I loaded the profile then did the color calibration and ClearType Calibration. It is better now although nothing mind blowingly different than my previous settings (default)


pokerface, did you uninstall Splendid first?

What were the choices for the ICC profiles, were there several, or just one? Here is what I see, and only 1 is the correct one for my laptop / screen:

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There is a definite improvement when applied for me :)

pokerface
02-16-2015, 06:52 PM
pokerface, did you uninstall Splendid first?

What were the choices for the ICC profiles, were there several, or just one? Here is what I see, and only 1 is the correct one for my laptop / screen:

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There is a definite improvement when applied for me :)
Hey bro, I didn't uninstall Splendid, it wasn't even installed, I did a clean Windows 8.1 installation

Secondly, in the profiles folder, there were just 2, one for the G751JY and the other for the G751JT so I load the one for my laptop.

But I love the colors on this screen though

PM sent to you

Raffafari
03-19-2015, 03:24 AM
Do the upper settings help make the screens more pleasant to watch for a longer time to the people that tried them?
I seem to have mine with too strong light or something, on my older laptop I had no issues after 2 hours of watching it but here my eyes are killing me. x.x
I also have a new install of windows 8.1 so no programs or custom settings just the defaults, are the upper settings usable for the G751JT model ?

hmscott
03-19-2015, 04:29 AM
Do the upper settings help make the screens more pleasant to watch for a longer time to the people that tried them?
I seem to have mine with too strong light or something, on my older laptop I had no issues after 2 hours of watching it but here my eyes are killing me. x.x
I also have a new install of windows 8.1 so no programs or custom settings just the defaults, are the upper settings usable for the G751JT model ?

Raffafari, I haven't used/adjusted the IPS screen on the G751, but on the G750 the AUO screen is way to bright to watch at 100%. I run mine at about 65-70% most of the time. Outdoors is a different environment, and I run at 100% there.

You could try turning down the brightness to 50%, and live with it for a while to acclimate - then move it up 5% at a time until it is bright enough, but not too bright.

The AUO screen was getting these complaints too, until people started turning down the brightness :)

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XOIIO
03-19-2015, 09:26 AM
I let my JT as it was from factory, I tried some of the presets and it just looked off. I didn't really try messing around with settings because I had already gotten used to the colors and anything else would just look off lol.

hmscott
03-19-2015, 09:43 AM
I let my JT as it was from factory, I tried some of the presets and it just looked off. I didn't really try messing around with settings because I had already gotten used to the colors and anything else would just look off lol.

XOIIO, that's the sad part, that is why early on with ROG laptops I recommend getting rid of Splendid immediately - before you got used to the over-saturated colors - and the same goes for the G751, and all laptops with Splendid. Uninstall it before you get used to it. Otherwise color corrected screens won't look good to you.

I went through this too, first with my G2S. I had to run with no correction for a couple of weeks, and then applied an ICC profile, and it looked good again :)

It's worth it to re-correct your vision away from the saturated colors, as you won't have an "eye" for color without the reset.

It isn't that tough, but you will consider re-installing Splendid a number of times in the first couple of days ;)

Good luck!

Raffafari
03-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Raffafari, I haven't used/adjusted the IPS screen on the G751, but on the G750 the AUO screen is way to bright to watch at 100%. I run mine at about 65-70% most of the time. Outdoors is a different environment, and I run at 100% there.

You could try turning down the brightness to 50%, and live with it for a while to acclimate - then move it up 5% at a time until it is bright enough, but not too bright.

The AUO screen was getting these complaints too, until people started turning down the brightness :)

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Thank you for the reply hmscott, I was thinking it could be something wrong with my settings but your advice sounds right I tend to use it at 90/100% at my desk.

hmscott
03-20-2015, 03:46 PM
Thank you for the reply hmscott, I was thinking it could be something wrong with my settings but your advice sounds right I tend to use it at 90/100% at my desk.

Raffafari, it's subtle, given all the screens we look at you would think we would have noticed right away, but it took a while from the G750JH release date to realize what was going on.

Retina Searing Brightness! :)

That's what we named it, reduced to 50%, ran for a while that way to let our eye's heal, then increased to about 65%-70% in a well lit room indoors, 30-40% indoors in the dark - movie watching illumination, and that seems long term liveable.

Please post what level you find good for the G751 IPS screen :)

XOIIO
03-27-2015, 09:38 AM
Going to uninstall splendid now and give it a try.

Wulff
03-27-2015, 03:00 PM
also check sites like notebookcheck, they tend to give an icc file as well whenever they test a notebook not sure if thats fully calibrated then, i downloaded a few for my g750jz as well, but in the end i use the supplied one by asus splendid (without using splendid itself ofc)

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-G751JY-T7009H-Notebook-Review.133178.0.html

that 1 has an icc file there

JerJer123
03-27-2015, 05:25 PM
Hey everyone, quick update.

So it turns out, Splendid isn't a bad tool after all. About a week ago, I decided to redownload it, because I always found myself in the nvidia control panel tweeking the color settings. I was never fully satisfied with my Nvidia settings, because on some web pages/images, I could see small tints of blue in what was supposed to be gray, or small tints of red if my nvidia settings were on the warmer side.

So, I started up splendid and the default color setting was either vivid or normal. Those were not cutting it for me because it made the screen too red/warm; everything had a reddish tint to it, which looked horrible. So I changed the profile to Manual and then dragged the color temperature slider all the way to the right (max 50 value), and that did it for me. Everything looked awesome after that, in my opinion. Black were truly black, grays were gray without any tint of red/blue/green to them, and every other color was accurate.


But wait, there's one more thing. So, if you do like this setting, there's a problem you're going to run into: whenever you restart your laptop, it will reset the calibration from splendid and it will revert back to the windows default color profile and you would have to reopen splendid to get your settings back.

Here's how you fix this:
1. Go to the start screen and search "Color Management" and open it; if you have Classic Shell like I do, click start and type in "Color Management" and open it
2. Click on the "Advanced" tab and select "Change system defaults". This will open up the "Color Management - System Defaults" dialog window.
3. Once the window is open, click on the "Advanced" tab.
4. At the very bottom of that screen, there is a check box that says "Use Windows display calibration". If that is checked, uncheck it. You can now close the window after that. You will now see that option (which you couldn't change before in the first window) unchecked as well.
5. Restart your laptop, and the settings from Splendid should kick in and stick. If it still looks like the default windows profile, reopen splendid, and click on Manual, and it should load the settings, and the next time you restart, those settings will remain.

XOIIO
03-28-2015, 12:56 AM
hmm, well I uninstalled it, and honestly I can't really see a difference. One I watch a tv show I've watched before maybe I will but I do adjust to schemes quickly considering how many monitors I have and the amount of computers I work with. If it did change it's very subtle, or the setting I had it on before was basically off though I'm sure it was on normal.

hmscott
03-28-2015, 11:00 PM
hmm, well I uninstalled it, and honestly I can't really see a difference. One I watch a tv show I've watched before maybe I will but I do adjust to schemes quickly considering how many monitors I have and the amount of computers I work with. If it did change it's very subtle, or the setting I had it on before was basically off though I'm sure it was on normal.

XOIIO, did you reboot after uninstall?

You can use the ICC profile from the Splendid installer package, they are in the Color Table folder, use the Windows Color Calibration to install and set as default. Then you have the color correction without the additional Splendid filters.

Whenever I have uninstalled Splendid it is very obvious it is gone, even when it was set on Normal.

XOIIO
03-29-2015, 05:56 PM
Yes, I've rebooted a couple times now, I'll have to look into that.

hmscott
03-29-2015, 10:29 PM
Yes, I've rebooted a couple times now, I'll have to look into that.

XOIIO, post #5 in this thread and the links there in can help you with this:

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57748-G751JY-Color-Calibration-to-share&p=476412&viewfull=1#post476412

Gps3dx
12-26-2015, 02:02 PM
Thank you HMSCOTT

So I loaded the profile then did the color calibration and ClearType Calibration. It is better now although nothing mind blowingly different than my previous settings (default)

G751JY Color Profile Download (https://www.mediafire.com/?tacs8ik9gda8aaz)

G751JY Color Profile Download (https://www.mediafire.com/?h31unh71s2cnn1w)

Thanks @pokerface for that...
Do you mind fixing the lower text so that it will be written that this is for the JT ? ( mistaken wrote Y instead of T )
Thanks.