The rummaging sounds stop ... typing begins!
Okay, okay ... you must be living under a lucky star, Ryan ... you have no idea
Here we go ...
"When you use an X-Rite (or Monaco or Gretag) application for creating display profiles, you should remove the Adobe Gamma Loader shortcut from the Startup program group on your system.
Proceed as follows:
Click on "Start"
Hover over "Programs" and then over "Startup"
Right-click on the Adobe Gamma Loader and choose "Delete" from the dialog box.
This does not remove the Adobe Gammma Loader program or the Adobe Gamma Control Panel and is quite safe. When you create a display profile with your Monaco software, a shortcut to MonacoGamma.exe will be placed in the "Startup" program group so your profile will load properly."
and there it is. I hope it helps you out, buddy!
Some basic blather about Color Models and Color Spaces
- are used to numerically describe the colors we see and work with
- each use a different method for describing color
- RGB, CMYK, HSB, and Lab are examples of "color models"
- are variants of color models
- contain specific gamuts of colors
- AdobeRGB (1988), sRGB, ColorMatchRGB, are different working spaces within the RGB Color Model that Photoshop uses to give a consistent colorspace within which to edit images
- so are the profiles of monitors, scanners and printers - these profiles describe specific color spaces
- Each color space within the RGB color model use RGB values to describe color, but their gamuts are different
Each monitor, scanner, printer, etc has its own RGB color space and the profiles we create describe that color space.
Each device (monitor, scanner, printer, camera, etc) operates only within its own colorspace - or the range of colors it can reproduce.
No device can reproduce the full visible spectrum AND no two devices have the same exact colorspace - even if they are the same make and model. Ii is much like a fingerprint - where no two exactly alike.
A specific profile is needed to describe each device's colorspace. Devices may use different methods to produce color.
- monitors create color with light
- printers produce color with pigment or dye based ink
- some colors can be viewed on a monitor, but NOT printed.
- some colors can be printed, but NOT displayed on a monitor.
- CRTs and LCDs use different methods to display color, so their display of color with identical RG & B values would be different
- Even 2 monitors that are made by the same company and are the same model will often display the same RG & B values as a different color due to variation in manufacturing.
In other words, color numbers only have meaning within a colorspace of the device producing the color ... unless you have a way of translating them from one color to another. Hey ... that's what profiles do!
When you assign a profile to a file that was scanned or captured with a digital camera, that profile allows Photoshop (and the Color Management System-part of the operating system) to interpret the RGB color numbers so that it displays correctly on the monitor, in the working space you choose.
Chew on that for awhile. :D
BTW: Here are some urls for "Color Management"