Display Profile issues on 2014 Mac Pro with Samsung U28D590 -

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jayden, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. jayden macrumors newbie

    jayden

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    Hey guys. I've had a 2014 Mac Pro with Samsung U28D590 for a few months. One nagging issue is the color display profile. I went through the calibration process in "Settings > Displays > Color > Calibrate..." a number of times until I got it to what I thought was right.

    But then when looking at other pre-configured Apple laptop screens, I'm sure the color settings I've set are pretty jacked. I just can't seem to get the contrast right, amongst other things. I can tell because I'm on some websites and I can't see any outlines/borders on forms - it just looks like one big white area.

    Any recommendations on how to correctly set up my monitor's display profile would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Are you talking about a MacBook Pro laptop or Mac Pro desktop here?
     
  3. jayden thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. thekev macrumors 604

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    There are two things to note here. The first is that Apple's calibrate interface is useless, and you probably adjusted things that shouldn't have been adjusted. Basically even if you use it, use "native" on anything possible. Second they're different displays, so they will not really match. Even if you purchased a colorimeter to make a better profile of each display, they still won't be a perfect match. They may be closer, but it will set you back $180-300. The colorimeters tends to last a few years.

    Also contrast and gamma are two of those settings that you never touch. There might be a couple exceptions where display vendors have a decent interface to adjust black levels, but even then it should be considered an absolute last resort. In your case there's no possible way it will be an improvement.
     
  5. jayden thread starter macrumors newbie

    jayden

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    Thanks TheKev. Is there a program you recommend to set the display profile? Not sure what to do now!
     
  6. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    The Spyder4 Express is around 100 euros and has a 23% discount in the EU at the moment. I don't know what the price is like in other territories.

    I bought one here in the UK because I was getting problems with brightness in games and found my 27" ACD had a pronounced green cast to it which the Spyder resolved.
     
  7. jayden thread starter macrumors newbie

    jayden

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    Thanks DanielCoffey. Looks like I can get one for AUD$125 in Australia.
     

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