Calibrating your screen and all that good stuff

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

  1. gorby macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
    So I just downloaded 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

    Nov 2, 2007
    Raleigh, NC
    I just used it too - WOW.

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

    Oct 20, 2007
  4. Emanuele macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Used it as well, thank you! I now have some nice a rich colors and a great white balance!

  5. sarah3585 macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    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

    Mac OS X Ocelot

    Sep 7, 2005
    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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