2012 MacBook Pro (non-retina) display calibration profiles?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Imola Ghost, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    I used to see this topic mentioned and with people posting their display calibration profiles.

    Are any of these things still mentioned and if so, could someone post a link to them?
     
  2. Azagar macrumors member

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    I just recently purchased my new 9,1 Macbook Pro to replace my old 5,1. I ordered a ColorMunki Display beforehand from Amazon. I was only familiar with datacolor's spyder products for calibrating my screens, but ColorMunki is just above and beyond better. I recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a hardware calibration for their macbook.

    Below is my display profile for my hi-res antiglare screen at native white point.
     

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  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, giving your profile a try. Looks pretty decent so far.
     
  4. ovation802 macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask but- I was able to download someone else's calibration profile from this forum and open it it but it doesn't seem to save in my list of profiles. Is there something I am missing? (macbook pro 15inch high res antiglare 2012)
     
  5. unlogic macrumors newbie

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    Wow, thank you very much!! :cool:

    It looks like your panel is LG-Phillips A005 LP154WE3-TLB2 antiglare.
    Mine is LG-Phillips A004 LP154WE3-TLA2 glossy.

    The Apple default colour profile is too cool and your colour profile really made my screen’s colours pop-out.

    Only I think the your gamma setting is a bit dark that I lost some pictures details. I wonder if you could make the colour profile a bit brighter (change the gamma)? Thanks in advance.
     
  6. phamhainguyen68 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for this color profile!! It looks perfect on my screen as we are using the same panel which is "0000A005" (LP154WE3-TLB2). The default one looks blueish & cold.
     
  7. ovation802 macrumors member

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    How did you get it to apply to your display? I can open it but I cannot add it. Anyone? Bueller...
     
  8. Azagar macrumors member

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    Unlogic do you have a specific gamma point in mind? I don't mind making one for you but I can't recommend enough on purchasing your own Colormunki. It's a very good investment. I think it seems dark since the glossy screen tends to give a stronger contrast effect on the colors.

    Ovation802 move the profile to this directory
    /Users/"USER NAME"/Library/ColorSync/Profiles/
    then you can select in the system preferences displays section.
     
  9. thekev macrumors 604

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    I don't know what target settings he used. The native white point color temp of those measures roughly 8000K. That produces a much colder look than sRGB which is pretty close to 6500K.
     
  10. unlogic macrumors newbie

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    If I not mistaken your profile gamma is 2.1336. Could you please do 1.8 and 2.0 version? Thanks in advance again! :apple:

    Yeah, I forgot about the glossy screen effect. I’ve seen LG HR antiglare screen in Apple Store. The antiglare looks more washout than my glossy LG. So the LG antiglare screen is perfect match for your gamma setting.

    I’m live in Japan and if can find ColorMunki here maybe I will pick one :) Btw, how much did you bought this calibrator in US? Previously someone reported that their Spyder3(?) failed to properly calibrated this LG screen.
     
  11. phamhainguyen68 macrumors newbie

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    I don't really know, either. But compare to the default one (Color LCD), this one is warmer. I also tried the sRGB profile, and it even colder than the Color LCD:D:D.

    It's quite weird, as I always satisfied with the default profile comes with my previous glossy screens (Macbook, Macbook Pro 13.3", Macbook Pro 15.4")
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    When you assigned sRGB to your display, you basically told colorsync that the display's behavior matches sRGB. It doesn't, so you got weird results. If you were using a profile that attempted to match the output of sRGB via modified instructions and a description depicting how close it could get, that would be different. Assuming the OP was using default settings in i1 profiler, his targets were probably close to sRGB. It might default to native on gamma target. I don't remember. Anyway hopefully that makes more sense.


    These are 6 bit TN panels without anything like hardware LUTs. I'm not sure trying to hit those targets will give really good results. You're likely to run into problems with the red channel.
     
  13. ovation802 macrumors member

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    Thank you!
     
  14. ovation802 macrumors member

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    Thanks for this - it looks great!
     

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