As the title states, I just installed two Dell U2413s, hooked up the X-Rite i1 Display Pro and calibrated each of them in the following manner (selecting each color space preset form the Dell Calibration menu with the default suggested luminance):
Monitor 1 - Cal1 - AdobeRGB
Monitor 1 - Cal2 - sRGB
Monitor 2 - Cal1 - AdobeRGB
Monitor 2 - Cal2 - sRGB
So I ran the calibration 4 times. Then I set each monitor to the Cal1 preset (AdobeRGB), and everything looks pretty good (although a bit bright when the screen is mostly white).
Not knowing much about color calibration, I'm confused what to do next to ensure proper color management. If I go into my Windows 7 Color Management control panel app, I see each monitor has 3 profiles associated with it (the default D6500, the AdobeRGB, and the sRGB). However, for each of them the sRGB is set as the default. Does this matter?
Also, is there anything else I need to do to ensure Lightroom and Photoshop are showing me the correct colors? Do I have to change settings, or is all of this implicitly handled?
Please forgive my ignorance, but I heard a bunch of horror stories from U2413 owners and how most things looked terrible with the wide gamut. But everything looks fine for me -- and now I'm scared
Thanks so much for any help!
The thing is for that monitor you have most likely did HARDWARE calibration, which means monitor lookup tables (colour profile) were updated. In Windows control panel you see calibration results (colour profiles) done at Windows/graphics card level, so that's probably you don't see these profiles in Windows panels.
This makes the whole thing even harder, because you have to make sure those two profiles are not interfering with each other. I would leave everything as it was in Windows, when calibration was performed.
Check also this site for deep understanding: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2413.htm