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~David
Nov 7, 2007, 02:41 PM
I finally got my MacBook today (Woohoo! :D) and I'm loving it. Only problem, as others have noted, is that the default color settings for the display isn't exactly "optimal".

I tried going through the calibration wizard, but I can't seem to get a good setting out of it.

Would anyone with one of the new SR MacBooks be willing to upload their custom color profiles? I would really appreciate it.

Thanks :)



Jiddick ExRex
Nov 7, 2007, 03:47 PM
I finally got my MacBook today (Woohoo! :D) and I'm loving it. Only problem, as others have noted, is that the default color settings for the display isn't exactly "optimal".

I tried going through the calibration wizard, but I can't seem to get a good setting out of it.

Would anyone with one of the new SR MacBooks be willing to upload their custom color profiles? I would really appreciate it.

Thanks :)

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=325971&highlight=color+profile

~David
Nov 7, 2007, 10:24 PM
Thats for the MacBook Pros, I'm asking for the new MacBooks. They use completely different panels.

taylorwilsdon
Nov 7, 2007, 11:38 PM
Honestly, just set it to adobe RGB or calibrate it yourself. The results will be similar and once your eyes adjust it looks very nice.

mach
Nov 7, 2007, 11:42 PM
The color profile on mine was horrible as well, it was really yellow and the gamma was way too high. I read some posts here and found Supercal, which I dowloaded and it worked really well. It's 13 steps, they're not too hard to follow, and the results are great.

http://bergdesign.com/supercal/

Hope it works well for you :)

jblock
Nov 8, 2007, 08:27 AM
Honestly, just set it to adobe RGB or calibrate it yourself. The results will be similar and once your eyes adjust it looks very nice.

I don't think I could ever get used to the adobe RGB as it's very purple. I've tried the internal calibration five times and it's always worse than the stock profile.

Type121
Nov 8, 2007, 11:00 AM
Honestly, just set it to adobe RGB or calibrate it yourself. The results will be similar and once your eyes adjust it looks very nice.

AdobeRGB is not meant to be used as a monitor profile. It's a synthetic, perceptually uniform, working space that in no way describes the actual characteristics of a physical display.

~David
Nov 16, 2007, 12:15 AM
I still can't get a decent calibration for my screen. I perfect one color, and now another color is screwed up.

Does anyone here have one of those ColorVision Spyder calibration units? If so, mind posting the profile it outputs?

Thanks.

~David
Nov 18, 2007, 09:52 PM
Ok, I think I've finally gotten a perfect Color Profile, I compared it to my PC's LCD Monitor, and the colors are almost the same.

Download: http://vtpjcg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLMidSMNZfYeQgQQmEv8QtmH-4tL6_jHv739m5SqZyqr7Oq6KSv-DXUZoD-Q8anc-E0_qCXZ2jzXD7J30yPxckw/David's%20Color%20Profile.icc?download

rezonat0r
Nov 18, 2007, 10:25 PM
Keep in mind no two LCD panels are going to look exactly the same, and no two backlights (whether LED or CFL) will either. So the profile from one machine may or may not be an improvement on another.

If you're serious about color then get a real calibrator (Spyder2 PRO is a pretty good deal). All of the other color profiles included with OS X are just color spaces. They are NOT device profiles like "Color LCD" is and will not do any good.

The human eye is absolutely terrible at making the objective measurements needed to accurately profile a display. Any visual "calibration wizards" are just going to waste your time. Invest in a cheap calibrator and you will have consistent color performance for your current and all future displays.

chunkdude
Nov 19, 2007, 06:27 PM
so i applied the profile someone posted a couple posts up, no good. i tried a bunch of my own that i made, and i cant get anywhere close to the colours of my lcd monitor for my desktop. where do i go from here.

theman
Nov 19, 2007, 06:39 PM
all screens are different. use SuperCal to calibrate it. My MBP came with a washed out yellow tinged screen. Now it's crisp colors and lots of contrast, and I made it a lot more blue, so the whites are white. Looks great.

Cybergypsy
Nov 19, 2007, 06:41 PM
Ok, I think I've finally gotten a perfect Color Profile, I compared it to my PC's LCD Monitor, and the colors are almost the same.

Download: http://vtpjcg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLMidSMNZfYeQgQQmEv8QtmH-4tL6_jHv739m5SqZyqr7Oq6KSv-DXUZoD-Q8anc-E0_qCXZ2jzXD7J30yPxckw/David's%20Color%20Profile.icc?download


Looks good thanks

everlast77
Nov 20, 2007, 06:22 AM
Looks good thanks

How do I download this into my macbook ??

//Everlast77

Eidorian
Nov 20, 2007, 06:25 AM
How do I download this into my macbook ??

//Everlast77It goes in /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays.

everlast77
Nov 20, 2007, 06:30 AM
Thanks !

everlast77
Nov 20, 2007, 06:36 AM
What is your screen model number ?

I have number 9C5E

(Black macbook 2,2GHz 160 GB HD 2,5 GB Ram)

daneoni
Dec 21, 2007, 11:17 AM
I calibrated a few hours ago and came up with this.

Enjoy

acfusion29
Dec 21, 2007, 11:43 AM
Ok, I think I've finally gotten a perfect Color Profile, I compared it to my PC's LCD Monitor, and the colors are almost the same.

Download: http://vtpjcg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLMidSMNZfYeQgQQmEv8QtmH-4tL6_jHv739m5SqZyqr7Oq6KSv-DXUZoD-Q8anc-E0_qCXZ2jzXD7J30yPxckw/David's%20Color%20Profile.icc?download

That ones awesome.

Thanks.

rezzo
Feb 22, 2008, 03:37 PM
Ok, I think I've finally gotten a perfect Color Profile, I compared it to my PC's LCD Monitor, and the colors are almost the same.

Download: http://vtpjcg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLMidSMNZfYeQgQQmEv8QtmH-4tL6_jHv739m5SqZyqr7Oq6KSv-DXUZoD-Q8anc-E0_qCXZ2jzXD7J30yPxckw/David's%20Color%20Profile.icc?download
Thanks!, look great in my MacBook White. :)

Bobioden
Feb 22, 2008, 04:17 PM
Here is the one I made.



http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=104449&stc=1&d=1203718569

LowMach
May 25, 2008, 01:26 PM
how do you find out what screen model?

the dave color scheme looks good. almost exactly like the one i configured except for a little more warmth.

anymore graphic related keystroke combinations i should know as a new macbook user?

thanks
-low

Tom B.
May 25, 2008, 06:56 PM
All of these profiles look much worse than the standard one in my opinion.

Am I just completely wrong, or is it possible that I just got lucky? :confused:

chris57
May 25, 2008, 07:21 PM
I downloaded David's profile, and put it under /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays but its nut showing up under System Preferences. Am I missing something?

Tom B.
May 25, 2008, 07:24 PM
I downloaded David's profile, and put it under /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays but its nut showing up under System Preferences. Am I missing something?

Make sure that "Show profiles for this display only" is unchecked.

chris57
May 25, 2008, 07:28 PM
Make sure that "Show profiles for this display only" is unchecked.

It is! This is really bugging me. I even rebooted. Why isn't it showing up?

chris57
May 31, 2008, 01:54 PM
Aggg, can anyone help me? The default calibration is driving me mad!

kabunaru
Jul 7, 2008, 04:10 PM
Ok, I think I've finally gotten a perfect Color Profile, I compared it to my PC's LCD Monitor, and the colors are almost the same.

Download: http://vtpjcg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLMidSMNZfYeQgQQmEv8QtmH-4tL6_jHv739m5SqZyqr7Oq6KSv-DXUZoD-Q8anc-E0_qCXZ2jzXD7J30yPxckw/David's%20Color%20Profile.icc?download

Can you also please make a 1.8 gamma version of this profile? I would like to see how that would look like. Thank you. :)

phatspider
Jul 15, 2008, 05:45 PM
Aggg, can anyone help me? The default calibration is driving me mad!

mabe too late now - but its not named davids color profile in the list - something like seems good

chovy
Nov 7, 2008, 01:26 PM
mabe too late now - but its not named davids color profile in the list - something like seems good

Same problem, what IS the name of the profile in the list, if it isn't "David's Color Profile"?

icedmocha
Nov 24, 2008, 09:23 PM
Ok, I think I've finally gotten a perfect Color Profile, I compared it to my PC's LCD Monitor, and the colors are almost the same.

Download: http://vtpjcg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLMidSMNZfYeQgQQmEv8QtmH-4tL6_jHv739m5SqZyqr7Oq6KSv-DXUZoD-Q8anc-E0_qCXZ2jzXD7J30yPxckw/David's%20Color%20Profile.icc?download

WHat do I do with this when I download it? Do I need to have a separate program? Thanks for the help :)

That70sGAdawg
Dec 20, 2008, 04:01 PM
edited

That70sGAdawg
Dec 20, 2008, 04:04 PM
The name of David's perfect profile in the list is "Seems good 2"...Note, this is last years models.

The late 2008 MacBook color profiles can be found in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=594528

kabunaru
Mar 26, 2009, 08:46 PM
Ok, I think I've finally gotten a perfect Color Profile, I compared it to my PC's LCD Monitor, and the colors are almost the same.

Download: http://vtpjcg.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pLMidSMNZfYeQgQQmEv8QtmH-4tL6_jHv739m5SqZyqr7Oq6KSv-DXUZoD-Q8anc-E0_qCXZ2jzXD7J30yPxckw/David's%20Color%20Profile.icc?download

Too dark on my screen. Thanks for the try though.

Eidorian
Mar 26, 2009, 09:07 PM
I can never go back to using the default profile on my MacBook.

kabunaru
Mar 26, 2009, 09:40 PM
I can never go back to using the default profile on my MacBook.

Try this one and see if you like it:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=4976819&postcount=22

I like this one and use it on my iMac and Macbook.

Eidorian
Mar 28, 2009, 07:14 PM
Try this one and see if you like it:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=4976819&postcount=22

I like this one and use it on my iMac and Macbook.Much more yellow than the current one that I use.

kabunaru
Mar 28, 2009, 07:25 PM
Much more yellow than the current one that I use.

Eidorian, what display panel do you use? 9C5E?

Eidorian
Mar 28, 2009, 07:26 PM
Eidorian, what display panel do you use? 9C5E?I forgot how to pull the vendor codes for displays under OS X. I know how to do it in Windows.

This is a Santa Rosa MacBook thread BTW.

Tom B.
Mar 28, 2009, 08:05 PM
I'm not happy. My MacBook had an LG Phillips display (9C5F), but while it was at the Apple Store having the hinge fixed, they managed to crack the LCD. Of course they replaced it, but with a Samsung display (9C5B).

So it has pretty much gone from the best one to the worst one... The colours with the default profile are worse, but the main annoyance is the much more obvious dithering.


I forgot how to pull the vendor codes for displays under OS X.
System Preferences - Displays - Color - Color LCD - Open Profile

Scroll down to row #13 - 'mmod'

You can read Manufacturer and Model.

NeGRit0
Mar 28, 2009, 08:16 PM
EDIT: nvm

Eidorian
Mar 28, 2009, 08:20 PM
Thanks Tom B.. I have a 9C5F in my MacBook.

9C5F/5F9C - LG Philips LP133WX1

Jolly Jimmy
Mar 28, 2009, 08:29 PM
The screen in my SR Macbook is terrible. Changing the gamma to 2.2 and upping the contrast a couple of notches helped.

marbles
Mar 28, 2009, 11:08 PM
Thanks Tom B.. I have a 9C5F in my MacBook.

I've a 9C5F in mine, have you come across any good profiles yet ?

Snadoozle
Jul 20, 2009, 05:55 PM
On creating this profile from scratch it has been made to look as similar as it can be to the led screens on the pro's.

Others i have found to be too blue, washed out etc.. or just odd.

THIS IS FOR THE OLD MACBOOKS NOT THE ALUMINUM ONES

http://rapidshare.com/files/257165937/Color_LCD_Perfect.icc