Apple Cinema Display - what software is out there for it?

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Hi

    Just bought a 20" Cinema Display ( aluminium surround ). Is there any software out there that would let me control it's output ( contrat / colour balance etc etc. ).

    cheers all :)
     
  2. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    Go to System Preferences>Displays>Color>Calibrate

    Or pick up a display calibrator on Amazon. Here is a decent one, it comes bundled with software, but is useless without the hardware.
     
  3. toxic macrumors 68000

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    contrast can't be controlled. you can calibrate and profile it using a calibration kit, like Spyder3 or i1Display. software calibration, like the built-in Mac one, shouldn't be trusted for accurate colors.
     
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Seems a tad crappy to me that a quality monitor doesn't have what should be basic control options - colour balance, contrast, skew etc.:mad:

    I'm not after high level colour calibration for print work - just want it to look better. :rolleyes:
     
  5. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Which is easy enough to achieve from control panel, without any special tools.
     
  6. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not finding that very good - I just get a series of profiles...no adjustment.
    My cheap old TV has better control options:D
     
  7. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I'm not in front of mine at the moment.

    You want to create a custom profile, not use an existing one. It'll walk you thru it.
     
  8. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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