Display Calibration

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brushedred, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. brushedred macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    I recently calibrated my mbp with spyder and was wondering if I hooked up the mbp to an external monitor, do I have to recalibrate with the external display?
  2. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2008
    Yes lol.. Your external display, might have a different DPI ratio, and different colour settings. (alpha etc)

    there is a display calibration tool in OSX under displays if your interested :)

  3. brushedred thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    So I have to recalibrate my display each and every time I disconnect and reconnect the external display? What a pain in the ass... haha
  4. rhcpfan0 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    No, I don't think you do. You just do it once for each, because when i have my macbook connected to an external, it has a different wallpaper. I don't really know if that's relevant or not. I just said that because I always figured that meant the macbook saw it as a display with different settings. And yes, it is when the clamshell is closed. But, this reply could make no sense and I just sound like a dumbass, haha.
  5. Greedo Guest

    Jul 26, 2009
    you should have a calibrated profile for each display you use. usually once you set up a profile to a monitor, the MBP will automatically use that profile for that monitor every time you hook up to it. you do NOT need to re-calibrate every time you connect them.

    having said that you should re-calibrate every monitor and laptop every month or so

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