calibration assistance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jpma, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. jpma macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    Hi all
    I've got the mbp 2.66Ghz, the early 09 model
    my screen is the 9C85

    I was using the 84 before, something went wrong apple change my mbp to another unit which is what I'm currently using now the 85.

    I'm not sure for others, but I notice that the 85 is more yellowish warm compare to the 84 so I've created a profile towards more neutral with 2.2 gamma too.

    Before with 84 I used the default profile with 2.2 gamma alittle bit warm and I like it that way.

    Right now I'm very used to the custom profile I've created, but I'm afraid my eyes are getting used to it.

    what I'm trying to achieve here is to get the same balance color for neutral
    just afraid when I see on my screen with iphoto or aperture it's fine, but on print out or other screen it might look different.
  2. jturn00 macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2008
    In order to calibrate the screen, I think you need a screen calibration tool like eye-one, panteone etc.. They have various models from ones that do one screen, to models that calibrate multiple monitors, computers and printers. I forget the model of the eye-one that I have, but I use it to calibrate my screen so that when I use aperture and I am sure I am getting accurate colors.

  3. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    hmm.. that means I need to have a tool just to properly calibrate my screen.
    can I use others calibration profile who have the same screen as my mbp
    will it be accurate, since it's the same screen model

  4. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
    yes you can, try to find same profile with your screen.
  5. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    so ar.

    anyone here with screen model 9C85 willing to share your custom calibration profile?

    thank you in advance
  6. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
  7. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    I have never used a calibrating tool but can appreciate their usefulness. I calibrate by using the Apple calibrator and then compare to my previously edited images. I have printed nearly every image on my Epson printer and have many that were published in magazines, catalogs and advertisements, so I understand the importance of proper calibration. My 15" MBP has the 85 display and I have no problems with it's performance. I would suggest using the Apple software and create your own profile.
  8. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    No. Screen sample variation makes calibration a unique process. You can get in the ballpark without hardware, but using another screen's settings may make things worse.

    Pantone's Huey is cheap and effective for anything that is not critical.
  9. 1,000 Shards macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
  10. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009

    I've tried to made a custom profile for my screen.

    just tried the other two.
    it looks bit red on mine awhile another one look bit dark grayish

    I'll just need to find out the best suitable one
    somehow I can't get a very good neutral white, it just side with bit yellow or too blue.

    of course this can't compare to monitor.
    and I just notice that glossy does effect how I see my screen
    since it's reflecting bit from my wall(warm color)
  11. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    How do you determine what screen you have ?
    What size of MBP do you have ? I bougt a 17'' uMBP with antiglare about 6 weeks ago and wich I calibrated with an eye one.
  12. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    System preference>displays>Color>Open Profile>Check no. 13
    you can see the model there.

    I just tried using the supercal.
    now I've got a screen that produce a very rich deep color.
    looks very good compare to the custom profile I calibrate.

    it looks very rich that makes me wonder is it suppose to be like this?
  13. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    I've took about 20min to calibration with supercal
    now I think I've reach the best color I can output with my screen.
    It's more understanding than apple calibrator.

    I would like to share my calibration with others here
    but no idea how to post it.

    so drop me a private message or email here
    i'll send it to you.

    thank you all very much!!
  14. iag48 macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2008
    jpma what panel do you have? I'm interested in your calibration.
  15. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
  16. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    I've just notice that my screen can't do a very deep red color
    like the red you see on stage lightings

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