Calibrated Color Profile for MBP

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  1. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  2. medz52 macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  3. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    thank you for this. my previously "calibrated" display looks so incredibly blue compared to this one, this is much more natural.
     
  4. Jof macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  5. Stangs55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Glad to see it's working well on other monitors!
     
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    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!
     
  7. kenstee macrumors member

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    Once you put this in the folder I believe you need to add .icc to the file name. Correct?
     
  8. sp3ctre macrumors regular

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    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 :)
     
  9. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah
     
  10. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    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)
     
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  12. Jof macrumors regular

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    :/ 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:
     
  13. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    So I added it to the folder and added the .icc extension.

    Now what? :eek:

    Please forgive my stupidity..
     
  14. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Then go into System Preferences --> Displays --> Color

    and from that list select the profile that you just placed in the folder
     
  15. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    That would only make sense. Thank you.
     
  16. NicktheNorse macrumors member

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    What LCD panel do you have?
     
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  19. craiger902 macrumors member

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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.
     
  20. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    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!
     
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  22. 2high2aim macrumors 6502

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    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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