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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

www.wacom.eu/index2.asp?pid=29…

  • 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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:icongrublord:
GrubLord Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Huh.. thank you. I'll install that.
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:icondaiasoes:
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!
Jajajaja
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:iconshinzhong:
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
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:iconpoki-art:
Poki-art Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... can you post some pictures so we can see how huge the difference was?
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:icontrinitymathews:
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.
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:iconpsychogrin:
PsychoGrin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Go-qualia.......sorry for this almost completly useless comment
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:iconbennyfuentes:
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.
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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!
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:iconsynergeticink:
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
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:iconcore-point:
Core-Point Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is a bit of interesting info.
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:iconcitrusfee:
citrusfee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I've been noticing that my colours always look much paler when I upload my pictures to deviantart. I have an Intuos3. So you're saying I should be using the driver WacomTablet_6.1.6-5?
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Christouffe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A long time ago, I buy a little cintiq, I immidiatly saw the problem with colors ( I saw they are not the real colors ) , I spend 2 months to try to fix it
and then, I went to a conv and Wacom was there, and all the little cintiq was so dark,
they told me " that's normal youg girl ! it's to make the picture more beautifull ! "
Errr, ok ... What ?

then I saw pride people showing photo of their cintiq on their desk on the Internet, and the problem with the color was so obvious !! I didn't understand how so much poeple could deal with it ... x__o ...
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:iconneozaki:
Neozaki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll check this all out for my Cintiq 18". I know the colours are very different from my main monitor's and it has always bugged me.
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:iconcherylblanche:
CherylBlanche Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
That really is a horror. I do like art not overly bright though, but if Ice cold was made after you noticed I do approve of the shiny. :love:
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:icononitonari:
onitonari Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I have a display which costs almost 1000$, with correct sRGB profile, and your colors looks pretty good. So don't wory too much about colors in previous works :)
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:iconlicopeoart:
LicopeoArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same problem.... the colors on my cintiq 12 look too warm and dark.... i dont know how to solve the problem..... can u help me?
What should I do exactly in Color Manager?

Ty much!
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:iconshalikanten:
shalikanten Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
For me those colors were part on your unique style ^^

But can't wait to see the new you !
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ouch D: but at least you found out now, only good days lie ahead (: can't wait to see paintings with correct colours and pressure, if your old amazing pictures were wrong!
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:iconzue:
Zue Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:jawdrop: Oh wow, I never knew that! ;;; Yes that is a horror story;;;
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:iconplusnine:
PlusNine Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Few days ago I buy myself cintiq12wx and got the same problem as you.everthing look god on my samsung sync master but on cintiq colours are to warm and everything is bit dim,or washed as you write that.
thanks for the writeing this.hopeffully i'll be able to colour something coz like for now I'm dissapointed and how hard become colouring now orz.
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Killerwolf19 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Look forward to seeing your new drawings now :)
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:iconspirit-of-sorrow:
Spirit-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I installed the driver (Pro633-4_int) and I wanted to add it but I don't seem to be able to find it :/
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:iconspirit-of-sorrow:
Spirit-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very noob at this stuff >:/
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:icongunrir:
gunrir Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dude I had the same problem for a whiles now, i noticed it too when i got my cintiq and the colors never seemed right, never knew how to fix it though. Gonna check around for the solution, thanks for clearing it up.

P.S. Love your work, been a fan for years.
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:iconnia409:
nia409 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
wooo ty - yo revisare mi intuos 3
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:iconarasti:
arasti Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Muchas gracias :) después de muchas peleas, al fin pude solucionar los problemas de color de mi cintiq :) gracias de nuevo
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:iconenergyzed:
Energyzed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This! Thank you for posting this! A friend of mine has been complaining about this issue for about a year now, and I'm glad that someone else has had AND fixed the issue! Thanks once more, and I can't wait to see your new work after this fix! :ahoy:
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:iconbtnkdrms:
btnkdrms Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
-- well I didn't want to be rude or anything but ... ;)

j/k :pepsi:
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:iconaquariusdanica:
aquariusdanica Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, if it makes you feel any better I think your art work looks great and not "washed" or "burned" out.
Sorry this happened, and I'm glad that you have gotten it sorted out.
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:iconout-take:
Out-Take Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Ok, so your pen and tablet have been screwed up this entire time and you still create better art than me...FML
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:icontamalero:
tamalero Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seems wacom as been using dirty tricks like good old creativelabs to push users to upgrade.
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:iconbluedemon13:
BlueDemon13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same problem but with my cintiq12,,, at first I thought it was the wacom settings or my vision.
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:icongunrir:
gunrir Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same here.
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:icontheabyssalsymphony:
TheAbyssalSymphony Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
so what you are saying is your art will look even better from now on... mind blown
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
in my screen they look less saturated, but after changing the profile i noticed how oversaturated its my work, helped that ive upload everything in adobe1998 which desaturates the drawing, but still not the real color i see here.
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:icontheroyalscouter:
theroyalscouter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well colors looked good to me, but then again I'm colorblind :D
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:iconspirit-of-sorrow:
Spirit-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the 12 one, and the colors seemed wrong, I tried to correct them many times by playing around the settings, but I don't get it right, like if it's kinda red-ish, I try to balance then and it becomes blue-ish or green-ish what should I do?
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
turn it to default, and let windows or mac charge the icc profile, ive uploaded a link, try it.
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:iconspirit-of-sorrow:
Spirit-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, I'll try it now, thanks a lot sir

and I just want to add, your art work are so epic and awesome, truly inspiring and motivating :)
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanxs
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:iconspirit-of-sorrow:
Spirit-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may ask about what you mean by (let windows or mac charge the icc profile)? like I add the profile in the list of profiles in the color management or something?

I apologize for disturbing ^_^;
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you right click the file in windows and install it, then you go to color manager and change the color profile, in macs i dont know
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:iconmacprodukshunz:
macprodukshunz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Gotta keep your hardware up to date.
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
new its damaged, they dont care of old cintiq
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:iconenrokone:
enrokone Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm going to buy wacom bamboo, do you think it has the same problem?
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:iconjerrypie:
JerryPie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*he
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:iconjerrypie:
JerryPie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No, she's having these problems because her's is old. You'll be fine, as long as your monitor is good.
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:iconesemese:
esemese Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional
uhmm... is a he :P
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:iconjerrypie:
JerryPie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I figured that out right after I made the comment ^^;
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:iconesemese:
esemese Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional
oh I see :)
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