calibrating 2011 MBP screen ? (anti glare)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macchiato2009, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    We used to share ICC profiles for 2009-2010 MBP

    i was wondering if the newest MBP still need to be calibrated

    the panel of my late 2011 15" MBP is a 9CB7 and is a bit pale

    it's an anti glare model

  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Have you tried using the ColorSync Utility built into OS X yet? That would be a good place to start in correcting the paleness you're seeing.
  3. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    You can also try SuperCal, a shareware software calibration tool that I prefer to Apple's software. Since it is shareware you can see how it works for you before you buy a license.
  4. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009
    it's not really precise

    fine tuning with colorsync is not perfect
  5. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    Using software calibration may not be as precise as a hardware solution but for many people it can be just fine. The extra expense of hardware calibration is only necessary if you require a higher degree of accuracy for image editing and graphics work. I've been using SuperCal for years even though I do some image editing. So far I haven't needed a hardware alternative.

    I recommend giving the suggestions a try first. You can create multiple profiles if you don't get it where you want on the first attempt.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I had a Pantone Huey that works okay for a while, but it broke recently; I just picked up a X-Rite i1Display Pro to recalibrate all my displays and it seem to work pretty well matching up my printouts and my display.

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