Calibrating iMac - color space etc.

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

  1. Noeb macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2014
    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 Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Hope that helps.
  3. Noeb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2014
    thanks :)

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