2011 Macbook Pro 15' Which color profile?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Minhthien, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    I have a brand new MBP Hi-Res Anti-Glare screen! Which color theme do you guys use?

    System Preferences > Displays > Color > ??

    I do RAW processing so need accuracy colors! Cheers!
     
  2. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    You should use the one labeled "Color LCD". Never use anything else- especially ones like "Apple RGB, AdobeRGB, sRGB, ProPhoto, etc. unless it is a profile you made yourself.

    If you are doing photo processing and want/need accurate colors, you will need to buy/rent a colorimeter and calibrate your screen. There is no substitute for this.

    Ruahrc
     
  3. Minhthien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks! i though I should be using adobe RGB since I use Lightroom and CS5?
     
  4. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    Your monitor probably can't restitute the full, 100%, Adobe spectrum, so it will only distort colors.

    Best bet is to stick to the base LCD profile until you can rent a colorimeter or take your MBP into a pro photo shop to have them do it for you.
     
  5. Phooto macrumors member

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    Best bet is to calibrate the screen using something like the Spyder from Datacolor. My MBP screen was way out in terms of calibration. If you are serious about the colours in your photography, there is no alternative.
     

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