C2D Macbook Pro Screen Brightness

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rkriheli, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. rkriheli macrumors member

    rkriheli

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    Hola!

    I picked up my C2D Notebook yesterday from AppleStore in NYC Fifth Ave. I have something I need to discuss.

    The screen is noticably brighter (as Apple mentioned) than the Powerbooks (I Just sold mine) - but to me (in a way) it seems excessively bright to the point where the whites are too "white" - for example, the adobe app icons in the doc are being overpowered by the white where the colors are subdued as a result.

    I need help calibrating to get this to a reasonable setting and I was hoping you guys could help. I am currently on the default LCD calibration. I tried fiddling with it to increase the gamma towards a PC-type setting to really tone down the whites a bit. Even knocking down the brightness, but still there is something unnatural about the colors.

    Anyone here have any good calibration tips or tutorials I can look at? I am a graphic designer and while color accuracy is compromised on LCDs and laptops, I expect something reasonably close to my ACD 23" at home or the iMac C2D at my job.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rkriheli thread starter macrumors member

    rkriheli

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    Oh and I forgot to mention that this is a Matte screen (non-glossy).
     
  3. Blublub macrumors newbie

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    Make sure you're using the advanced setting when calibrating and pay close attention to the color temperature settings. You should be able to give it a warmer cast there, better for most graphics tasks.
     
  4. mrwilly123 macrumors member

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    Try using SuperCal instead of the Apple calibrator. I've gotten much better results, and I think calibration is easier and more fun.

    http://www.bergdesign.com/supercal/

    If you think you will always have brightness on full, ignore the step about adjusting brightness. Also, pay close attention in the first few steps, because it's pretty easy to come out with a really nasty color calibration.
     

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