Calibrate Dell U2711 to Macbook/iOS standard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Exavion, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Exavion macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. I do a ton of design for iOS at work, and my rMBP 13'' has been great for it - especially because the screen emulates the color profile of an iPhone/iPad rather accurately.

    My request for a Thunderbolt display was not met, rather they gave me a Dell u2711 - which has a wider color gamut and anti-glare coating. The colors look very different on this monitor, after I drag things from my rMBP display. I tried changing the settings on it a bunch and calibrating with the OS X utility, but I keep getting odd hues or over-saturation on colors where the macbook and iPhone do not. I'd like to calibrate it to match the color profile of a Mac screen.

    Does anyone know the best way I can achieve this, or has anyone tried it before?
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    I would start with a hardware colorimeter.
    This frenchman's site is one of the clearest descriptions of the problem and solution: Monitor calibration colorimeters on the market
     
  3. mfram macrumors 65816

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    I own this monitor. There is a specific setting in the monitor menu to set it to the Mac OS color standard. I recommend turning that setting to Mac.
     
  4. Exavion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, yes that's the Gamma value. The colors still come out much different than iOS or Mac screens show them, but I got it close enough I think. I might ask for one of those calibrators, but the thing is - I don't actually want accurate color reproduction, I just want it to match the Mac and iPhone (which don't reproduce colors very accurately) I may be stuck with fiddling all the calibrations manually - but I was hoping someone might have a profile I could start with!
     

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