Calibrating iMac - color space etc.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Noeb, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Noeb macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks!

    I'm getting ready for more serious photo work on my late 2012 iMac, and need to calibrate it properly.

    1. Do you know of a good guide to screen calibration? Like step-by-step. I do not yet know which calibrator I will use (Spyder, ColorMunki etc).

    I've always used sRGB in my cameras and in Aperture 3 on my previous mac (but shoot in RAW). I'm considering switching to Adobe RGB in cameras/Aperture/iMac because most people say this is better for printing high quality prints. I print some images and of course want these to be as accurate as possible. Of course I also want images shared on web to be as good/accurate as possible.

    2. Does the iMac support aRGB at all?

    3. Any downsides for me by switching from sRGB to aRGB?

    4. Which settings should I use for brightness/contrast on the iMac screen?

    5. When exporting from Aperture - which format should I choose if I'm gonna send to a proffesional lab for high quality prints? TIFF 16b, or is JPG good enough?


    Thanks a lot in advance - sorry for not-so-perfect English :)
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Noeb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks :)
     

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