Calibrated Color Profile for MBP

Stangs55

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 3, 2007
774
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The Lone Star State
As I had previously promised, I've uploaded my color profile after calibrating my 15" HR-AG MBP using a Colovision Spyder3.

I wasn't really sure how to set the brightness, so I decided to set it at where I most commonly use it--with 11 squares lit up using the keyboard brightness settings (set it at full brightness then press the decrease brightness button four times).

There was certainly a huge difference after calibration as it was clear that the default was far cooler than it should have been.

And PLEASE keep in mind that EVERY display is different! What is perfectly calibrated for me will likely not be perfectly calibrated for you! My only hope is that this will provide you with a guideline that gets you closer to neutral.

Good luck!

File: http://psalms4610.com/Color-LCD-1
Put the file in your Library/ColorSync/Profiles directory.
 

medz52

macrumors newbie
Feb 8, 2010
21
0
College Station, TX
thanks man

I tried this on my 15'' HR Glossy and looks wonderful compared the stock setting. It's much easier on the eyes and by far a better color representation. Much appreciated
 

Jof

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Oct 2, 2008
122
0
As I had previously promised, I've uploaded my color profile after calibrating my 15" HR-AG MBP using a Colovision Spyder3.

I think I love you! This makes a HUGE difference! Thank you so much! (It got rid of the magenta blush too).

What's your screen, mines 9CB7 made by manufacturer 610.
 

MBHockey

macrumors 68040
Oct 4, 2003
3,932
169
New York
As I had previously promised, I've uploaded my color profile after calibrating my 15" HR-AG MBP using a Colovision Spyder3.

I wasn't really sure how to set the brightness, so I decided to set it at where I most commonly use it--with 11 squares lit up using the keyboard brightness settings (set it at full brightness then press the decrease brightness button four times).

There was certainly a huge difference after calibration as it was clear that the default was far cooler than it should have been.

And PLEASE keep in mind that EVERY display is different! What is perfectly calibrated for me will likely not be perfectly calibrated for you! My only hope is that this will provide you with a guideline that gets you closer to neutral.

Good luck!

File: http://psalms4610.com/Color-LCD-1
Put the file in your Library/ColorSync/Profiles directory.
I really appreciate this!

I seemed to have gotten used to the shipping profile which is much more blue and "cold" than this one. I'm not sure which I like better!
 

kenstee

macrumors member
Feb 17, 2005
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Once you put this in the folder I believe you need to add .icc to the file name. Correct?
 

sp3ctre

macrumors regular
Jun 19, 2008
229
12
Harrogate, UK
I really appreciate this!

I seemed to have gotten used to the shipping profile which is much more blue and "cold" than this one. I'm not sure which I like better!
I am the same, this profile seems a bit too warm (for me). The white areas look a bit orangy to my eyes. I will run my calibrator as soon as I can find it and see what it does :)
 

atari1356

macrumors 68000
Feb 27, 2004
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32
Thanks for posting this. It brings my MBP screen much closer to what I'm seeing on my calibrated external monitor.

(I'd calibrate the MBP screen, but the software I have only works with the NEC monitor)
 

Jof

macrumors regular
Oct 2, 2008
122
0
:/ No matter what I do, no matter what profile I use my (AG HR) 9CB7 of my new MBP looks horrible compared to my (Glossy) 9C85 of my old 5,1 MBP. I keep thinking the new profiles may have solved the problem, but then I pick up old trusty again...

It's the same manufacturer and should be a great screen :confused:
 

NicktheNorse

macrumors member
Aug 11, 2009
92
5
As I had previously promised, I've uploaded my color profile after calibrating my 15" HR-AG MBP using a Colovision Spyder3.

I wasn't really sure how to set the brightness, so I decided to set it at where I most commonly use it--with 11 squares lit up using the keyboard brightness settings (set it at full brightness then press the decrease brightness button four times).

There was certainly a huge difference after calibration as it was clear that the default was far cooler than it should have been.

And PLEASE keep in mind that EVERY display is different! What is perfectly calibrated for me will likely not be perfectly calibrated for you! My only hope is that this will provide you with a guideline that gets you closer to neutral.

Good luck!

File: http://psalms4610.com/Color-LCD-1
Put the file in your Library/ColorSync/Profiles directory.
What LCD panel do you have?
 

craiger902

macrumors member
Feb 11, 2010
32
0
I tried downloading the file from the original poster and seeing what it was like on my screen but I haven't had any luck. I've saved the file but I don't know how to get it to show up under the display profile. I saved it as an .icc file but I can't seem to have it as an option. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm new to Mac's.
 

Dolorian

macrumors 65816
Apr 25, 2007
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I tried downloading the file from the original poster and seeing what it was like on my screen but I haven't had any luck. I've saved the file but I don't know how to get it to show up under the display profile. I saved it as an .icc file but I can't seem to have it as an option. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm new to Mac's.
When you download the file you need to add ".icc" to the end of the file name. You will see a prompt and then you click the Add button.

Then, place the file in your User/Library/ColorSync/Profiles folder.

Now open SystemPreferences and click Displays and then the Color tab.

There you should see an option called "Color LDC-1". Click on it to activate the profile.

Hope that helps!
 

2high2aim

macrumors 6502
Apr 19, 2010
255
0
SoCal
As I had previously promised, I've uploaded my color profile after calibrating my 15" HR-AG MBP using a Colovision Spyder3.

I wasn't really sure how to set the brightness, so I decided to set it at where I most commonly use it--with 11 squares lit up using the keyboard brightness settings (set it at full brightness then press the decrease brightness button four times).

There was certainly a huge difference after calibration as it was clear that the default was far cooler than it should have been.

And PLEASE keep in mind that EVERY display is different! What is perfectly calibrated for me will likely not be perfectly calibrated for you! My only hope is that this will provide you with a guideline that gets you closer to neutral.

Good luck!

File: http://psalms4610.com/Color-LCD-1
Put the file in your Library/ColorSync/Profiles directory.
How do I put this file in Library/ColorSync/Profiles directory? I am a first time mac owner and want to make sure my screens is in optimal settings.

Also when using display calibrator assistant what do I compare the slider too? I am very confused do I match the "background" to the black lines or the white and against the apple in the center or something else?
 
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