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September 7, 2012


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Wacom Horror Warning people

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 6:37 PM
I realized i just been living in a lie. Been coloring with the wrong icc profile for almost 6 years. Its because all this time i had a secondary monitor like 8 years old that ive never notice it. I just bought recently a cheap and amazing monitor 23 inches aoc, and noticed that my cintiq tablet colors looked washed away.

I asked myself why all my drawings in deviant art dont look like in my cintiq, they look washed away or burned.

Because of two problems.

I have all my files in adobe 1998 icc, which its good for printing but not web browsing, but the most horrible one, its that the cintiq21ux.icc that came in my cd was really wrong. Got the correct one in a wacom europe page, my cintiq its first generation, so new drivers sucked hard doesnt work.

Also warning for those that have same old cintiq like me, new drivers screw up the pen, cuts the pressure in half or gives weird pressure to it-, and worst ive been coloring with pen pressure wrong and color really bad.

I had been coloring blind. The default icc that comes in the cd its like 5kb, you need to get the one almost 500kb they are named the same, but its a huge difference, when i change it i noticed all my drawings looked so burn out.

Ohhh the driver i think worked perfectly for my old cintiq and intuos 3 its this driver WacomTablet_6.1.6-5.

Because wacom released a new cintiq 21ux it rewritted the files on top of this old one, so new drivers really mess with the pens pressure and performance, and its not installing the correct icc, so you have to get that file and install it manually.

Spread the word if you know other people with cintiq 21ux(first generation), cintiq 12wx or intuos 3.

Now i can see colors perfectly, after going to color manager of windows 7  and i can control perfectly the pens pressure.

cintiq icc profiles…

  • Listening to: Go-aqualia
  • Reading: imagine fx
  • Watching: Game of thrones
  • Playing: Battlefield 3
  • Eating: my pride
  • Drinking: My own tears
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GrubLord Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Huh.. thank you. I'll install that.
Daiasoes Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Espera.... estás diciendo que todos los dibujos que has subido hasta ahora no son tan buenos como los originales?? O__O
Y yo que me sentía mala dibujando al verte XD Ahora voy a deprimirme!
Shinzhong Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, I have noticed a bit of colour difference before, but I think I'll continue to use this till it dies...I'll check the colour by looking at my monitor. :P
Poki-grzyb Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... can you post some pictures so we can see how huge the difference was?
TrinityMathews Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I've had my Cintiq 12WX for a year and I only resolved this issue last week. I sent some mental curse words Wacom's direction for that.
PsychoGrin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Go-qualia.......sorry for this almost completly useless comment
bennyfuentes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Never use the ICC Profiles from the company, create yours instead, that way you will get the best color results, I´ve never used preset ICC profiles because they will never match the printed version because all monitors have different settings. If you don´t like manual calibration you can always try using a Spyder from Data Color, those things are amazing for color correction.
Lunekat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I have the same type of problem with my 12wx :p Its 5 years old (I got it used, but new condition) and everything comes out fine on it, but when I look at my monitor, (a netbook) the looks stretched and faded!
synergeticink Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the info, have yet to buy one because they are so expensive but something to keep in mind when I do. Thanks
Core-Point Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is a bit of interesting info.
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