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Can't manually adjust color

All I seem to be able to do with the 'eColor Management" is to move the arrow to light up one of the modes, then an auto adjust box opens, and there is no, or very very little difference in the image onscreen.
While I was going through this process, a window that had brightness and color bars with an arrow on each (indicating that this was where you could make an adjustment) aapeared briefly, then disappeared.
The manual tells me nothing..all that is offered is autoadjust.
What am I missing?
Thanks, Jane

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  • rdharma Jan 26, 2008

    Thanks for the response, but I think we have a dud. When you change the settings, they won't stay..they just go back to where they were before.

    Plus, the options for color changes just aren't enough. My husband and I are both artists and the colors on our websites are super important.

    Bottom line is I think we need to spend more $. Our old giant monitor was better.

  • rdharma Jan 29, 2008

    The screen is good now. I also had to realize that I have to be sitting directly in front of the screen..standing beside my husband and him adjusting it obviously (in hindsight) wasn't working...

    I liked our old screen better in that sense...more than one person could look at an image at the same time and see the same thing.

    I tried to click Fix-ya on the rating, but this window kept opening when I did and so I'm saying here I rated it.

    Thnaks, Jane

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I happen to have an Acer Monitor although a later model. It has 4 buttons....one of these is the auto adjust and one other is the window that has manual controls (so to speak). If you look at it carefully...(and it should stay on the screen for at least a minute - they believe you will do something in that timeframe)...you will find a set of icons at the top. These are suppose to be visually intuitive (and they are after you have used them once or twice)....anyway, if you really want to set your colors manually and or make other adjustments....alignment et al...you use the other buttons when the manual control screen is there. Experiment a bit and you will discover what does what. FYI...all "modern" monitors have this ability....the icons differ....but autoadjust does the best job in general....personal preferences and eyesight withstanding. Good luck....a small glass of wine sometimes helps the process and reduces the frustration level the first time around.

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  • Stephen Jones Jan 27, 2008

    One last thought and I played with mine (the later model). It has a color palette that allows you to adjust red-green-yellow, It is an Acer AL2002. I did that for drill and then "set" it by pressing the left side manual button when done which is, on this monitor, also the button that puts up the small screen. I suspect you may have done this so my apologies...it was just a thought. FYI...my son is also an artist (studied with Od Nerdrum among others and graduated from Philadephia Acadamy of fine arts)...his website is SethCamm.com. What is on the site is not really representative of what he does (and likes to do) but starving artists who do house portraits at $4.00 an inch at least eat. Does have a couple of other pieces that are interesting (in addition to his "homeless project".) Hope all works out.

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