MacBook LCD calibration discovery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mmccaskill, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. mmccaskill macrumors 6502

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    After calibrating my MacBook LCD which resulted in much less washout, I discovered that OSX actually has transparent menus. Like when one clicks "File" the menu items are transparent.

    I think that it is weird that the default "Color LCD" profile would be such that one cannot see the transparency.
     
  2. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'm not following the instructions properly, but everytime I try to calibrate I always end up creating a profile that looks worse than the default. Like the screen is slanted toward one color.:(
     
  3. mmccaskill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It takes many times to get it looking better.
     
  4. micsaund macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    I'm gonna step out into n00bville here, but where does one find information about this calibration technique?
     
  5. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Generically:

    You'll probably want to start at-

    http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/color_management.htm

    and drill down to-

    http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/monitor_calibration.htm

    If you're just curious about the built-in stuff:

    System Preferences->Displays->Color->Calibrate

    or read-

    http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-2506.html

    or-

    http://www.apple.com/pro/color/workflow/basics.html
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    mines on default Color LCD and i can see transparency...

    maybe i was just looking for it though :rolleyes:
     

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