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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, Jan 23, 2009.
Just wondering, or do you use default settings?
I calibrated mine, but only to change the gamma setting from 1.8 to 2.2. Just a personal preference, I suppose.
No, never thought about it really, may do at some point but I see as more for the pro's?
You'll see a huge difference changing the gamma to 2.2 and the white balance to 6500k. That's as far as I've gotten right now with calibrating it. My Samsung 2253BW monitor that I have it hooked up to looked horrible without calibration, and through some experimenting with settings, I've got a great profile. Taking a few minutes to calibrate a display makes it look much better, even if it's not professionally calibrated.
The settings out of the box are rubbish.
I don't think i could use any mac laptop display without calibrating it. An exception being the 12" PB G4. Great screen...colour wise out the box
First thing I do after checking out the new laptop. Using dedicated hardware/software (Eye One hardware / ColorDisplay Pro software) makes a world of difference in the color calibration.
I calibrate all my displays ... even the 20" display hooked up to a sh*ty windows laptop that belongs to my work!
Ok, so how do you calibrate it using the control panel options only? Is it a case of fiddle until your eyes are happy?
Well, I would try flipping the gamma setting first. It's easy to use the System Preferences panel to create multiple profiles so you can find one that's to your liking.
Calibrate 'em all. Turn the expert mode options on and lose the Apple!
I use spyder 2 pro.
Not to hijack the thread but can anyone recommend a good, affordable hardware calibrator? I use my MBP for print & web design. One under $300. Thanks
I got a screen calibration file from a main thread about it and its great, way better then the original preset. search for that thread.
The specific name of the file was "mbp late 08"
The control panel is useless for getting accurate colors. You can get a hardware calibrator for around $200. It's a worthwhile investment since you can use it with every Mac you get.
Absolutely, as was said the defaults are crap. The difference between calibrated and not is astounding.
SuperCal works as well as a software calibrator can, otherwise check out that pantone huey or the datacolor spyder for hardware solutions.