Color calibration?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Abulia, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Abulia macrumors 68000

    Abulia

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    #1
    I used the gamma adjustment utility to set my monitor but now I think my colors are a bit screwed up. For example, the alternate white color here on MacRumors is this very light/washed light green. Don't know if that's correct or not.

    I searched the utilities that came with my eMac but didn't see a way to adjust your colors. Surely there has to be something out there? What's the best way to calibrate your color settings?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    In System Preferences, you can find a ColorSync pane. Inside there, a color calibration utility can be found. You might also try looking for a ColorSync utility in your Utilities folder.
     
  3. Abulia thread starter macrumors 68000

    Abulia

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    Yea, found that but it's pretty simple. It really only does your gamma; it doesn't help calibrate the individual channels. Plus you can't make quick edits to it; you have to re-run the calibration.

    Fear not! I did some more searching and found this! Wow! This program is *AWESOME*! This is what should have shipped with OS X. It takes a bit longer to run but it calibrates your brightness, contrast, gamma, and color channels individually. Plus you can move back-and-forth to tweek changes. I'm now confident that my display is properly calibrated (it looks 150% better too).

    Even if you *think* your display looks good right now I highly recommend that you try this little (Shareware) app out and create a new color profile to play with. I think you'll be very surprised. :)

    (I love it when I solve my own problems like this.) :D
     

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