How to import Display Profiles ?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Tex-Twil, Dec 7, 2008.

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    Tex-Twil

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    Hello,
    I have a late MBP and my girfriend has the late MB and I she has better looking colors ! I would like to import her Display .icc profile but I don't know why.

    I tried to copy her .icc file into /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/ but it is not showing up in the display manager.

    Any ideas ?

    Tex
     
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    irishgrizzly

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    Different kind of monitor panels = different kind of profiles :confused:
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    so they are not "compatible" thus I cant use it ?
     
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    Goto System Preferences >> Displays >> Color >> "Open Profile".

    Edit: Hmmm, seems to work for me? I guess irishgrizzly is right, different display profiles work for different monitors I guess? I have to be honest, I'm not real sure, it's always just worked for me?
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    Well this just opens the current profile but doesnt set the new one.
     
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    irishgrizzly

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    Have you tried calibrating it yourself? It doesn't take to long and you'll get the best profile for your own screen/light conditions/eyes!
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    Well I tried but the explanation of the calibration are not very clear :) I'll have to google for it I think.
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    well I"ve just tried but the colors look horrible :( I switched back to the default which definitely looks washed compared to the colors of my gf MB.
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    ok I've found this thread and I'll try the posted profiles ;)
     

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