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dopeche
Nov 23, 2011, 11:27 AM
Hi everybody! can someone please reup MBA139CDF.icc profile? thanks in advance))



IngerMan
Feb 3, 2012, 06:53 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1195561&highlight=mba+280&page=10

This is a very helpful thread

KPOM
Jun 24, 2012, 09:15 AM
This is for an LG screen on an 11.6" 2012 MacBook Air. YMMV

Jobsian
Jun 24, 2012, 09:33 AM
Does it improve AUO screens?

KPOM
Jun 24, 2012, 10:34 AM
Does it improve AUO screens?

I don't know for sure. In theory, every LG screen may be different, so it's best to run calibration individually. Plus, it is based on the ambient light settings where you run the calibration. That said, some people notice improvement when loading calibration profiles, so I decided to post it.

Time Less
Jun 24, 2012, 01:49 PM
I went as high as 280 on luminance. It's a bit warmer and has a slight cast but works well in brightly lit (fluorescent) environments. 280 is attached.

out of all many profiles i tried, this has to be the best one yet for my lg 2012 panel. thank you so much!

Richard Peters
Jun 25, 2012, 07:30 AM
out of all many profiles i tried, this has to be the best one yet for my lg 2012 panel. thank you so much!
I tried that and several others but felt like they were all still too warm and wishy washy looking. I did my own calibration and got a much more pleasing look (to my eye). Which, although when comparing to other profiles looks too blue initially, once you use it on it's own merit without switching back and forth to compare, it looks far better (again, to my eyes). I showed the Air to a friend and the first thing he said was 'the screens lovely', so I'll take that as it looks good enough lol

Given we all have our own subjective opinions on what looks good and bad, I think doing our own calibration is the best move :)

SHIFTLife
Jun 29, 2012, 01:05 PM
I just calibrated my LG panel with a ColorMunki Design device, and the difference is night and day.

I've attached the file if you want to try it out. I know calibrations will be difference panel to panel even within the same model, but if it helps someone, great. :)

2012 MBA 13" LG panel.

I used D65 (default) for the white balance and 100 target luminance in "easy" mode.

clyde2801
Jul 17, 2012, 08:36 PM
Anand's 2012 LG calibration profile is superb, just in case any other 2011 13" LG owners were wondering...

RodPinto
Jul 18, 2012, 09:38 AM
Anand's 2012 LG calibration profile is superb, just in case any other 2011 13" LG owners were wondering...

Agreed!!!

Raejin
Jul 22, 2012, 10:37 PM
After going back and fourth between different color profiles, I decided to settle on Corax's profile. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=426699&page=4#86) It has very good contrast. It's hard to decide between Corax's or Anand's (http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/mac/macbookair2012/AnandTech-MBA13-LG-Profile.icc.zip) since these profiles are really good. But personally I prefer more contrast. Anand's profile is a bit warmer. Just FYI in case someone doesn't have any idea which one to start.

Daginator
Jul 23, 2012, 04:41 AM
After going back and fourth between different color profiles, I decided to settle on Corax's profile. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=426699&page=4#86) It has very good contrast. It's hard to decide between Corax's or Anand's (http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/mac/macbookair2012/AnandTech-MBA13-LG-Profile.icc.zip) since these profiles are really good. But personally I prefer more contrast. Anand's profile is a bit warmer. Just FYI in case someone doesn't have any idea which one to start.

I can't choose Corax´s profile under settings. It has the same name as Anand´s "Colour lcd", I don't know which is which and the computer jumps to the one above if I click on the lower one.

What should I do?

Seamaster
Jul 23, 2012, 05:59 AM
Let your mouse pointer hover over them - you should see a description.

I've tried a few now and I keep coming back to the Macrumors one.

rsaravanan
Jul 24, 2012, 07:55 AM
Hi,

Background Story: I bought a 11" Air (2012) model (Core i7, 8GB version) recently, and by chance ended up with an LG display (LP116WH4-TJA3).. I could visibly see that the color calibration was 'way off', but needed something that I could use in both office and home (lighting levels vary).. And believe me, the built in color calibration sucked.

That started a 3-4 week long obsession with what is the ideal profile that I could use for an LG display.. I played around with SuperCal, Apple's calibration assistant, downloaded about 25-30 profiles from online forums, tried out all the downloaded ones and finally ended up with one created by myself using Apple's calibration assistant (expert mode)..

Here are my observations on color calibration per se:


There is a difference between the LG display and the Samsung/AU Optronics displays (I am not bothered about what AnandTech says, I am not bothered about technical results - I trust my eyes, I trust what I see before me)
The way the display 'feels' is affected by various factors - the viewing angle (mainly vertical), amount of surrounding light, direction of surrounding light, brightness of the display, font anti-aliasing settings, whether you have a screen protector, the distance between your eyes and the display, etc.
You will need to arrive at an appropriate combination of the color profile, anti-aliasing settings and font choice to make the display reach a good-enough level..
What 'feels good' will vary by user also - some may like strong anti-aliasing, some may prefer a bluish tint, etc.


What I've attached with this post is the final .icc profile I am using now.. I have strong anti-aliasing turned on, I generally find Trebuchet MS and Gill Sans MT as fonts that appear reasonable for documents.. [All of you may not like the settings I am using - pls feel free to experiment, and post your results..]

Thought I'll submit this here in case it helps someone else who is thinking about returning the Air just because of the LG display..

Have fun, and hope this helps,

Rgds,

R. Saravanan

---
Update:

I upgraded to Mountain Lion a couple of days back, and noticed a few differences in the way the color/profile is used/fonts are rendered (possibly due to its support for the Retina display).. Took another shot at calibration - this time I'm using one created using SuperCal.. File attached.

---
Update:
Adding another - my current profile (attempt to increase contrast and make the colors richer than the other two). Have actually removed all other profiles from my machine as of now - have stayed with SC13.

RodPinto
Jul 24, 2012, 03:44 PM
Hi,

Background Story: I bought a 11" Air (2012) model (Core i7, 8GB version) recently, and by chance ended up with an LG display (LP116WH4-TJA3).. I could visibly see that the color calibration was 'way off', but needed something that I could use in both office and home (lighting levels vary).. And believe me, the built in color calibration sucked.

That started a 3-4 week long obsession with what is the ideal profile that I could use for an LG display.. I played around with SuperCal, Apple's calibration assistant, downloaded about 25-30 profiles from online forums, tried out all the downloaded ones and finally ended up with one created by myself using Apple's calibration assistant (expert mode)..

Here are my observations on color calibration per se:


There is a difference between the LG display and the Samsung/AU Optronics displays (I am not bothered about what AnandTech says, I am not bothered about technical results - I trust my eyes, I trust what I see before me)
The way the display 'feels' is affected by various factors - the viewing angle (mainly vertical), amount of surrounding light, direction of surrounding light, brightness of the display, font anti-aliasing settings, whether you have a screen protector, the distance between your eyes and the display, etc.
You will need to arrive at an appropriate combination of the color profile, anti-aliasing settings and font choice to make the display reach a good-enough level..
What 'feels good' will vary by user also - some may like strong anti-aliasing, some may prefer a bluish tint, etc.


What I've attached with this post is the final .icc profile I am using now.. I have strong anti-aliasing turned on, I generally find Trebuchet MS and Gill Sans MT as fonts that appear reasonable for documents.. [All of you may not like the settings I am using - pls feel free to experiment, and post your results..]

Thought I'll submit this here in case it helps someone else who is thinking about returning the Air just because of the LG display..

Have fun, and hope this helps,

Rgds,

R. Saravanan

Undoubtfully, the best profile i've ever used, even better than AnandTech's!

Raejin
Jul 24, 2012, 09:40 PM
I can't choose Corax´s profile under settings. It has the same name as Anand´s "Colour lcd", I don't know which is which and the computer jumps to the one above if I click on the lower one.

What should I do?

It's named the same, but if you hover over the name it will show the file path. Then you can identify which one it is.

justywusty
Jul 24, 2012, 10:42 PM
After going back and fourth between different color profiles, I decided to settle on Corax's profile. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=426699&page=4#86) It has very good contrast. It's hard to decide between Corax's or Anand's (http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/mac/macbookair2012/AnandTech-MBA13-LG-Profile.icc.zip) since these profiles are really good. But personally I prefer more contrast. Anand's profile is a bit warmer. Just FYI in case someone doesn't have any idea which one to start.

Anand's is really good!

rsaravanan
Jul 25, 2012, 04:21 AM
Thanks Pinto.. Glad that it helped.

rsaravanan
Sep 13, 2012, 04:32 PM
Hi,

Background Story: I bought a 11" Air (2012) model (Core i7, 8GB version) recently, and by chance ended up with an LG display (LP116WH4-TJA3).. I could visibly see that the color calibration was 'way off', but needed something that I could use in both office and home (lighting levels vary).. And believe me, the built in color calibration sucked.

That started a 3-4 week long obsession with what is the ideal profile that I could use for an LG display.. I played around with SuperCal, Apple's calibration assistant, downloaded about 25-30 profiles from online forums, tried out all the downloaded ones and finally ended up with one created by myself using Apple's calibration assistant (expert mode)..

Here are my observations on color calibration per se:


There is a difference between the LG display and the Samsung/AU Optronics displays (I am not bothered about what AnandTech says, I am not bothered about technical results - I trust my eyes, I trust what I see before me)
The way the display 'feels' is affected by various factors - the viewing angle (mainly vertical), amount of surrounding light, direction of surrounding light, brightness of the display, font anti-aliasing settings, whether you have a screen protector, the distance between your eyes and the display, etc.
You will need to arrive at an appropriate combination of the color profile, anti-aliasing settings and font choice to make the display reach a good-enough level..
What 'feels good' will vary by user also - some may like strong anti-aliasing, some may prefer a bluish tint, etc.


What I've attached with this post is the final .icc profile I am using now.. I have strong anti-aliasing turned on, I generally find Trebuchet MS and Gill Sans MT as fonts that appear reasonable for documents.. [All of you may not like the settings I am using - pls feel free to experiment, and post your results..]

Thought I'll submit this here in case it helps someone else who is thinking about returning the Air just because of the LG display..

Have fun, and hope this helps,

Rgds,

R. Saravanan

---
Update:

I upgraded to Mountain Lion a couple of days back, and noticed a few differences in the way the color/profile is used/fonts are rendered (possibly due to its support for the Retina display).. Took another shot at calibration - this time I'm using one created using SuperCal.. File attached.

---
Update:
Adding another - my current profile (attempt to increase contrast and make the colors richer than the other two). Have actually removed all other profiles from my machine as of now - have stayed with SC13.

Further Update:
I spent about 6 weeks breaking my head since I couldnt get the display with Mountain Lion to the same quality as I'd seen with the AC15 proile and Lion.. Could get the colors correct, but I could never settle down with ML's font rendering..

Finally mustered the courage yesterday to try a restore (from Time Machine) back to Lion - and Wow! Was I surprised at the difference.. Tried a restore back to ML - using exactly the same profile, and believe me, I am a lot happier with the way Lion handles fonts.. Did some Googling and realized that the font rendering on ML is so optimized for Retina displays that non-retina displays dont look good at all..

Have gone back to Lion and stayed there.. [If the rumor turns out to be true, and Apple releases a 13" MacBook, I think I'll go to the Retina display with ML instead..]

Attaching the profile I am using right now.. (..all profiles with the SC prefix were created with SuperCal..)

Have fun!

dixido
Sep 14, 2012, 10:44 AM
me too...until i found this one (i think i got it in this thread somewhere).

it's warm and better than the default. trust me and try it.

http://cl.ly/1x1U3p2S26370K3Z3W3q/6500k_mba.icm

Thanks a lot for this one. By far the best one I can find for my 2012 Air with Samsung display.

jbzcar
Sep 14, 2012, 04:03 PM
My 2011 11" MBA has an LG panel, but all of the posted ICC profiles really look bad on mine. Like EXTREMELY bad... Everything but the stock profile is way too warm and doesn't look anything like my calibrated Cinema Display that I use for a second monitor.

itsamacthing
Sep 22, 2012, 09:01 AM
Hi, Please take a moment to read and sign our petition to Apple:

http://www.change.org/petitions/apple-computer-use-the-same-quality-lcd-in-all-their-computers

tredstone
Sep 28, 2012, 04:08 PM
What a difference calibration makes! It actually makes text sharper and easier to read if done correctly.

rsaravanan
Sep 29, 2012, 01:03 PM
Further Update:
I spent about 6 weeks breaking my head since I couldnt get the display with Mountain Lion to the same quality as I'd seen with the AC15 proile and Lion.. Could get the colors correct, but I could never settle down with ML's font rendering..

Finally mustered the courage yesterday to try a restore (from Time Machine) back to Lion - and Wow! Was I surprised at the difference.. Tried a restore back to ML - using exactly the same profile, and believe me, I am a lot happier with the way Lion handles fonts.. Did some Googling and realized that the font rendering on ML is so optimized for Retina displays that non-retina displays dont look good at all..

Have gone back to Lion and stayed there.. [If the rumor turns out to be true, and Apple releases a 13" MacBook, I think I'll go to the Retina display with ML instead..]

Attaching the profile I am using right now.. (..all profiles with the SC prefix were created with SuperCal..)

Have fun!

A week back, decided to get a Spyder and calibrate the screen using the device.. Adjusted the white point slightly after the calibration finished, and ended up with the profile attached here. Waited a week before posting - still on this profile, so I think it should help.. Compared to this, you'll find the SC24 profile slightly bluish..

Hope this helps,

rsaravanan
Oct 3, 2012, 06:25 AM
My 2011 11" MBA has an LG panel, but all of the posted ICC profiles really look bad on mine. Like EXTREMELY bad... Everything but the stock profile is way too warm and doesn't look anything like my calibrated Cinema Display that I use for a second monitor.

Hi,

If you own a HW calibrator, try the calibrator out on the Air - and once the calibrator does its thing, adjust the white point - I think this step is crucial to make the display 'pleasant'..

If you dont own a HW calibrator, you could use Apple's expert mode of calibration to try adjusting the colors, or purchase a license for SuperCal.. [The only drawback I'd say with SuperCal is that I cannot adjust the white point]

Having tried the second path above and then the first option, I'm beginning to realize that the HW calibrator is a must - at about 169$ for a Spyder4Pro, and about 249$ for a Spyder4Elite (Amazon.com prices), its a worthy investment for something you are going to stare at 8 hours a day..

Hope that helps,

Rgds,

R. Saravanan

rsaravanan
Oct 11, 2012, 02:28 PM
A week back, decided to get a Spyder and calibrate the screen using the device.. Adjusted the white point slightly after the calibration finished, and ended up with the profile attached here. Waited a week before posting - still on this profile, so I think it should help.. Compared to this, you'll find the SC24 profile slightly bluish..

Hope this helps,

Realized one more thing - that setting the brightness level in the color profile to max when calibrating causes the white to appear more yellowish.. Fixed in the attached version. Perfect now as far as my 'eyes' certify.. [I think I might be annoying the team here by posting so much, so will stop with this version.. :)] Have fun.

[Ironically I reach a stage where I am beginning to like the display, and if the rumors are true, next week Apple is going to release a 13" Pro with a Retina display.. ** Sigh **]

JBat
Oct 11, 2012, 07:12 PM
I've read most of this thread and I finally have to ask. How are these profiles everyone is posting actually applied to the computer? For the life of me, I can't figure it out. Also, how can I tell which brand of display my Air has?

rsaravanan
Oct 12, 2012, 02:47 AM
I've read most of this thread and I finally have to ask. How are these profiles everyone is posting actually applied to the computer? For the life of me, I can't figure it out. Also, how can I tell which brand of display my Air has?

Use the following commands in a Terminal window to find the make/model of the display:

For non Retina Mac`a
ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

For Retina Mac`s
ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

If the resulting string printed out from the above command starts with LT, its a Samsung display, if it starts with LP, the display is an LG..

Use the following steps to apply the profile to your computer:

•*Open a new Finder Window
•*Hold down Alt and click on the 'Go' menu -> you'll see an item named 'Library'
•*Select Library -> you'll find a folder named ColorSync and within this folder, a directory named Profiles..
•*Extract the icc profile (from the zip) into this folder

•*Open System Preferences -> click Displays and select the 'Color' tab
•*You'll see a list of profiles - the file you downloaded should appear here
•*Select the entry to apply the profile to your computer..

JBat
Oct 12, 2012, 08:22 PM
Use the following commands in a Terminal window to find the make/model of the display:

For non Retina Mac`a
ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

For Retina Mac`s
ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

If the resulting string printed out from the above command starts with LT, its a Samsung display, if it starts with LP, the display is an LG..

Use the following steps to apply the profile to your computer:

•*Open a new Finder Window
•*Hold down Alt and click on the 'Go' menu -> you'll see an item named 'Library'
•*Select Library -> you'll find a folder named ColorSync and within this folder, a directory named Profiles..
•*Extract the icc profile (from the zip) into this folder

•*Open System Preferences -> click Displays and select the 'Color' tab
•*You'll see a list of profiles - the file you downloaded should appear here
•*Select the entry to apply the profile to your computer..

Thanks a lot for the reply, it was very helpful. There's a lot of computer-savvy folks on these forums, and I appreciate you taking the time to put all of this together.

rsaravanan
Oct 20, 2012, 08:14 AM
Realized one more thing - that setting the brightness level in the color profile to max when calibrating causes the white to appear more yellowish.. Fixed in the attached version. Perfect now as far as my 'eyes' certify.. [I think I might be annoying the team here by posting so much, so will stop with this version.. :)] Have fun.

[Ironically I reach a stage where I am beginning to like the display, and if the rumors are true, next week Apple is going to release a 13" Pro with a Retina display.. ** Sigh **]

Hi all,

I think I have posted some 5-6 profiles here, and while these have evolved as I was learning, I realized a little while back that I had never actually got to comparing them against each other..

Did this a couple of days back, and was surprised to find that I liked the 'LG Color LCD - 4' version the most.. Have switched to this for now - thought I'll post the update..

[If I were in your position (with a 2012 Macbook Air 11" and an LG LCD and wondering which profile to try out), I would probably go with the 'LG Color LCD - 4'.. ..your preference may vary though..]

Hope that helps,

R. Saravanan

rsaravanan
Oct 21, 2012, 02:01 PM
Hi all,

I think I have posted some 5-6 profiles here, and while these have evolved as I was learning, I realized a little while back that I had never actually got to comparing them against each other..

Did this a couple of days back, and was surprised to find that I liked the 'LG Color LCD - 4' version the most.. Have switched to this for now - thought I'll post the update..

[If I were in your position (with a 2012 Macbook Air 11" and an LG LCD and wondering which profile to try out), I would probably go with the 'LG Color LCD - 4'.. ..your preference may vary though..]

Hope that helps,

R. Saravanan

To add to the above - try both 'LG Color LCD - 4' and 'LG Color LCD - 12' and decide.

barebackbadger8
Nov 14, 2012, 01:31 PM
Think i have tried nearly every single color profile on here and they all seem too bright, i only have my screen on brightness 4 and after a few minutes it strains my eyes reading text

I cant seem to use the built in calibration tool to set my own.
What a noob :)

slumpey326
Dec 14, 2012, 09:04 AM
will try to calibrate my macbook air tonight

DollaTwentyFive
Dec 15, 2012, 11:01 AM
Hi all,

I think I have posted some 5-6 profiles here, and while these have evolved as I was learning, I realized a little while back that I had never actually got to comparing them against each other..

Did this a couple of days back, and was surprised to find that I liked the 'LG Color LCD - 4' version the most.. Have switched to this for now - thought I'll post the update..

[If I were in your position (with a 2012 Macbook Air 11" and an LG LCD and wondering which profile to try out), I would probably go with the 'LG Color LCD - 4'.. ..your preference may vary though..]

Hope that helps,

R. Saravanan

I have a 2011 11" MBA with an LG screen (Just found this out). I applied the LG Color LCD - 4 and I am enjoying it very much.

Thanks for your efforts and posts.

krravi
Dec 16, 2012, 11:07 AM
Just installed Wnidows 7 on Bootcamp and calibrated the screen using the built in calibration tool and the screen looks fantastic! The colors are rich and the contrast is just right.

I believe its the OS X that's the issue rather than the LG Panel.

People who have bootcamp can probably confirm this.

Now wondering if I can copy the color profile from Windows into Mac.

peleh
Feb 20, 2013, 04:08 AM
Give this one a try, I spent some time trying to get it just right.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12013/LG%20Calibrated.icc


Hi,

I managed to get to this post by searching after I saw this page: http://www.digitalcupcake.net/2011/12/06/mba-lgcalibration/

I tried baxtr profile posted there and here on the quote above, on my Macbook Air mid 2012, LP116WH4-TJA3. And your profile is hands down the best one so far.

Caris
Feb 23, 2013, 06:13 AM
Anand's 2012 LG calibration profile is superb, just in case any other 2011 13" LG owners were wondering...

Do you have a link to this?

clyde2801
Feb 24, 2013, 04:44 AM
Do you have a link to this?

No, go to anandtech's site and search for his 2012 macbook air review. Both screens are posted there.

peleh
Mar 13, 2013, 08:12 PM
Do you have a link to this?

Here it is the Anandtech Profiles:
LG: http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/mac/macbookair2012/AnandTech-MBA13-LG-Profile.icc.zip
Samsung: http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/mac/macbookair2012/AnandTech-MBA13-Samsung-Profile.icc.zip


In case anyone wants to improve even more the contrast, its ok to just press:
To decrease Contrast: Command + Alt(option) + Control + ,
To increase Contrast: Command + Alt(option) + Control + .

Just increase the contrast 1 time(1 click) is enough to remove the washed out veil that these screens have.

ZZ Bottom
Mar 14, 2013, 08:58 PM
Here it is the Anandtech Profiles:
LG: http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/mac/macbookair2012/AnandTech-MBA13-LG-Profile.icc.zip
Samsung: http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/mac/macbookair2012/AnandTech-MBA13-Samsung-Profile.icc.zip


In case anyone wants to improve even more the contrast, its ok to just press:
To decrease Contrast: Command + Alt(option) + Control + ,
To increase Contrast: Command + Alt(option) + Control + .

Just increase the contrast 1 time(1 click) is enough to remove the washed out veil that these screens have.

Wow I tried the LG profile on my new 13" MBA. That looks terrible. I already have the previously shared LG profile created by one of the MacRumors members, which looks brilliant compared to the AnandTech one.

AnorexicPig
Mar 14, 2013, 11:04 PM
Wow I tried the LG profile on my new 13" MBA. That looks terrible. I already have the previously shared LG profile created by one of the MacRumors members, which looks brilliant compared to the AnandTech one.

I still find the ML stock profile the best, the one MacRumors member posted is just darker, try watching a movie-the really dark parts are almost invisible under that profile.

ovation802
Apr 2, 2013, 08:03 PM
I tried opening a color profile from page 1 of this thread and it opens but does not apply to my display. I have a 2012 cMBP with Mountain Lion. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Seamaster
Apr 3, 2013, 01:59 PM
I have a 2012 cMBP with Mountain Lion. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

You're in the wrong subforum for a start, son.

ovation802
Apr 3, 2013, 03:21 PM
You're in the wrong subforum for a start, son.

oops sorry.

so... importing would be different on macbook pro vs air?

xj8954
Apr 13, 2013, 11:26 PM
Think i have tried nearly every single color profile on here and they all seem too bright, i only have my screen on brightness 4 and after a few minutes it strains my eyes reading text

I cant seem to use the built in calibration tool to set my own.
What a noob :)

Can't blame you. To be honest, I find that calibration on Windows 7 is much intuitive compared to Mac's.
That's why I'd also prefer trying others profile instead of calibrating my own. =(