Color Management for iMac

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by trjwv, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. trjwv macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    kentucky...Go Cats
    I was wondering what works great for calibrating an iMac? I have used the i1 display 2 from x-rite and was wondering who has had good sucess with it. to me it seems to automatically adjust everything and you do not have to do anything manually. I still thing the screen brightness is too bright. Does it not change this setting? Also is the x-rite color munki better? I am using the 27" iMac and the epson 4900 pro stylus printer. I have found an internal color calibration tool in system preferences on the iMac. Anyone ever used this?
    I am trying to get to WYSIWYG when printing from my iMac to my epson 4900 printer.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You don't calibrate your iMac, you calibrate your workflow--scanner, monitor, printer. The result is a ColorSync profile for each element of your workflow. The Displays preference pane allows you to manually calibrate your monitor. However, I have never be able to improve upon my current settings with this.

    My recommendation: If you want to calibrate, then get a calibration kit and do the job properly. Otherwise, forget about it.
  3. trjwv thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    kentucky...Go Cats
    I do want to do the job properly, hence me starting this thread. I am inquiring about which calibration kit works best. I have used the i1 display 2 and it seems to me to automatically calibrate. I was wondering if this is right. I am using the icc profiles for my epson 4900 and the epson media I am using but also want to get my screen correctly profiled in my workflow.
  4. Dark slide macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010
    re: color management for imac

    The x-rite colormunki photo allows you to calibrate your monitors, projectors, and printers. It is a bit pricey, however you can receive a $50 rebate and a color checker free from x-rite now.

    I have seen the colormunki photo priced at $499, but B & H and Amazon have it for $449.

    I supplied the links below.

    Colormunki Photo

    $50 rebate form

    Free color checker digital camera profiler tool

    Training videos

    B & H Photo $449

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