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    The new forum looks great guys, so big congrats for making it happen and maintaining it!

    May I suggest you think about placing a calibration strip at the bottom of the home page, including the forum home page? This will ensure that people can look at it and they can see whether their monitor can render blackest of blacks and whitest of whites. Of course, it may be an overkill for some photographers, but can give anyone with the technical knowledge to comment on the tonalities being out of whack without having to import an image into photoshop and check histograms. Here it is attached. I can clearly see both ends of the tonalities in this strip.

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    Anyway, it's up to you to consider. Cheers.

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    Might be a good idea Akos, we'll see if we can implement it.

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    Good suggestion followed by an impressively prompt response!
    Kudos all round.

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    You can thank Rich for that, good stuff Rich and neat idea Akos

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    One question I've alway wondered about these calibration strip: Are you meant to (ie if your monitor is calibrated) be able to see each individual tonal block, or should it be a smooth transition from black fading to white.
    I ask because I don't actually know whether my monitor has been calibrated...
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    Excellent idea! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashy Drongo View Post
    One question I've alway wondered about these calibration strip: Are you meant to (ie if your monitor is calibrated) be able to see each individual tonal block, or should it be a smooth transition from black fading to white.
    I ask because I don't actually know whether my monitor has been calibrated...
    You have to adjust your monitor settings to see all different blocks.

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    As per Mark Ashwin. I admit, I've never calibrated any monitors, but I check the strips (on BPN at least where it's there at the bottom) and make sure I can see all blocks. If in doubt, I copy the image and open into Photoshop to see where clips may be and comment appropriately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ákos Lumnitzer View Post
    As per Mark Ashwin.
    Who is this Mark Ashwin?!

    Punctuation matters.

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    Cheers guys, that's good news, I can see each individual block.
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    Just noticed you fellas put it in. Well done and thank you!

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