true screen colors

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by oldschool, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    What is the best way to get my LCD screen to show as close to possible as true colors?
     
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    Anonymous Freak

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    shecky

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    calibrate it. i use a spyder pro.
     
  4. tsd
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  5. macrumors G4

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    The Spyder comes in three versions, Express, Suite and Pro. The
    only different is the unlock key you type into the software. The Pro
    keys costs a lot more. It's all the same software.

    For most people the Express is the best option. The limitation is
    that you only get the default for most options but these are exactly
    what you'd enter anyways. MSRP for the Express version is
    about $80 but it is discounted. I think I paid $70 at Fry's.

    I have a 2.16Ghz 24" iMac. That is the white one with the "good"
    screen. The Apple supplied calibration file was very close to
    what the Spyder computed.

    The screens are not as good on the new aluminum imacs and you
    wil have to darken the room to use the colorimeter. You may not
    be able to get perfect color from a reflective screen unless you carfully control the environment
     

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