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Old Aug 25, 2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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Is there any free monitor calibration software for mac?

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Is there any free monitor calibration software for mac?

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Is there something you don't like about the one built into OSX?
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Is there something you don't like about the one built into OSX?
maybe he has a different monitor to plug in to? maybe his MBP isn't as accurate as other monitors?
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Old Aug 25, 2009, 08:06 PM   #5
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Well the reason I need to calibrate my monitor is because I'm constantly editing photos and I have heard that I need to calibrate my monitor to get better results when printing your photos.
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Well the reason I need to calibrate my monitor is because I'm constantly editing photos and I have heard that I need to calibrate my monitor to get better results when printing your photos.
Yes, we get that, once again- is there something wrong with the calibration utility built into the OS?
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Yes, we get that, once again- is there something wrong with the calibration utility built into the OS?
No, but what if he/she doesn't want to use that or is looking for a different program that might be better. I have trouble with the mac osx one when trying to do it for externals. Try supercal.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 12:05 AM   #8
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Search amazon for Huey color calibrator.
Hope this helps.
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Forget about software calibration, you want a hardware calibration tool. Get a Color Spyder, Hueys have a history of pink problems. I got mine for $65, it's not expensive.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 06:25 AM   #10
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Forget about software calibration, you want a hardware calibration tool. Get a Color Spyder, Hueys have a history of pink problems. I got mine for $65, it's not expensive.

Is Spyder good? Did you get good results?

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Is Spyder good? Did you get good results?
Yes, it has had a very big impact and I have gotten far, far better results than with OS X' built-in software calibration. It actually measures the gamut (= the space of displayable colors) and particularly skin tones look very different after calibration.

You can see the difference quite clearly between a notebook lcd and a decent flatscreen.

My first-gen 2 GHz ProBook:

My old desktop lcd (a Samsung Syncmaster 213T):
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 07:02 AM   #12
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Sypder 3.0 pro is well received. I'd recommend using a hardware/software solution over just trying to manually calibrate the monitor, especially if you're trying to nail down color accuracy for your photos.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 03:28 PM   #13
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Thank you very much! I will give it a try.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 03:42 PM   #14
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maflynn,

Wow! You stole my logo (the apple with the Ubuntu logo). I will show you the one I created which is the one I use in all the forums I go to, except this one, I'm not allow to use avatars.

I can’t believe it, it’s nice.

Here it is take a look

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Old Aug 26, 2009, 04:28 PM   #15
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Definitely get a hardware calibrator like others have said. But DO NOT get the Huey, i bought one in Hong Kong, and the whites are pink(light pink). I got a replacement and the same thing ocurred. I finally bought a spyder pro 3, and extremely happy with it. You won't regret buying one!
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 05:59 PM   #16
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Forget about software calibration, you want a hardware calibration tool. Get a Color Spyder, Hueys have a history of pink problems. I got mine for $65, it's not expensive.
Is this the Spyder2express version?

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Yea that is the spyder2 express price range. Just please do not get the Huey, or you will be sorry!
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Yea that is the spyder2 express price range. Just please do not get the Huey, or you will be sorry!
great results with the spyder 2 at my old job. speaking of which... i need to recalibrate, its about time..
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Is this the Spyder2express version?
Yes, that's what I have. The software has an artificial limitation to only calibrate one screen, but you can easily circumvent that. By calibrating one screen at a time and renaming the profile after each calibration (both, file name and name of profile in ColorSync Utility).
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Has anybody had any problems calibrating with the spyder 2 express on their MBP's? Whenever I tried to do mine in a very dark environment it always gave a nasty red/pink tint to it that was clearly visible?
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Yea that is the spyder2 express price range. Just please do not get the Huey, or you will be sorry!
I hope I ordered the right one. This is the one I ordered last night, I hope it is no the one you are talking about (Huey).

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I hope I ordered the right one. This is the one I ordered last night, I hope it is no the one you are talking about (Huey).
Yup, it's the right one -- and the one I have.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 08:16 AM   #24
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Now to have a better understanding of what I will be getting.

1- Is this a piece of software that will be permanently connected to my monitor or can this be removed after calibration?

2- Is this the same retailer you got it from? If yes, how fast was the shipping?

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Wow! You stole my logo (the apple with the Ubuntu logo). I will show you the one I created which is the one I use in all the forums I go to, except this one, I'm not allow to use avatars.

I canít believe it, itís nice.

Here it is take a look

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I like mine better Good work on your logo though it does look nice.
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