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    Dual monitors in lightroom

    Recently I had to upgrade my Vista desktoip computer as it was starting to fail, with a new one running Windows 10. As a result I ended up with two almost similar Dell monitors which I have connected to my new computer.

    This allows me in Lightroom to have one showing the grid of photos in library mode while the other views a photo in loupe mode. I intend to use dual monitors in Photoshop once I work how to do it.

    The question now is how can I calibrate the second monitor to reflect the same brightness, contrast. colour etc.
    I have calibrated the new monitor on the new computer with a Spyder Pro, while the old monitor was calibrated in similar condition with the old computer.

    Is my only option to manually change monitor 2 to visually reflect what I am seeing on monitor 1, or is there some other way around.

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    Re: Dual monitors in lightroom

    Why not start by taking a reading on both monitors of the same image? That should be your starting point, if the values between the two monitors are within the range that a human can detect then you should be well on your way.

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    Re: Dual monitors in lightroom

    How do you mean by taking a reading?

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    Re: Dual monitors in lightroom

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken MT View Post
    How do you mean by taking a reading?
    With your spectrophotometer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4VUVoxqAW0

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    Re: Dual monitors in lightroom

    Thanks, didn't realize that I could calibrate dual monitors at the same time.

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    Re: Dual monitors in lightroom

    I would never have thought of using dual monitors for Lightroom. I can see the advantage now.

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    Re: Dual monitors in lightroom

    Do you need your thumbnails to be colour calibrated?

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    Re: Dual monitors in lightroom

    I guess if the monitors are calibrated then the images and thumbnails will be calibrated.

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