calibrating 2011 MBP screen ? (anti glare)

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  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    Hi

    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

    thanks
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    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

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    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.

    http://www.bergdesign.com/supercal/
     
  4. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it's not really precise

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

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    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

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    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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