Calibrating your screen and all that good stuff

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gorby, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. gorby macrumors 6502

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    So I just downloaded Supercal (http://bergdesign.com/supercal/) and ran the calibration...


    The results were pretty good, a lot richer looking. The default iMac profile has always looked really bright-- but not just bright, but almost washed out looking (i.e. different shades of white/grey you commonly see on the net, didn't look so delineated)


    So, from my own Supercal profile vs. the default iMac profile... mine wins easily. Then I checked out the "Adobe RBG (1998) profile" just to compare..... and it looks nearly the same as my Supercal profile--- except that it is not as warm. For now I am just using that.



    What I'm wondering is: who is still using the default iMac profile.... and why does it look so 'bad'?


    (btw this is the matte screen 24")
     
  2. Rental01 macrumors newbie

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    I just used it too - WOW.

    That's a great tool! Thanks for the link!
     
  3. gorby thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Emanuele macrumors member

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    Used it as well, thank you! I now have some nice a rich colors and a great white balance!

    :)
     
  5. sarah3585 macrumors regular

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  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    you can also calibrate from the imac settings in System Preferences. I did it that way, and am very pleased with the results.
     
  7. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    Well I thought it was going really well but then I ended up with all the gray and some of the light blues being pinkish. I like the System Prefs way too.
     

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