Download: Retina iMac calibrated with i1 Display Pro

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  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

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  4. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting - I thought for laugh I'd try this on my 2012 iMac. FYI, it's a lot cooler than my calibrated profile. The backlights must presumably be quite different.
     
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    Green shift?
     
  7. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    There is absolutely no point in using someone else's colour profile.

    Stick with the factory set or buy a cheap colourimeter (or an expensive one if you're feeling rich). The i1 is particularly good value.
     
  8. FredT2 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, what green shift?

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    So where did this green shift thing come from? I certainly don't see one on mine. Just for grins I downloaded your profile. It adds a slight pink cast to my display. I'm happy with mine as is.
     
  9. ra004e macrumors regular

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    Mine seemed to "lean" towards green as well, I calibrated it with a i1 Display Pro and now is more neutral. In my opinion a decent colorimeter ( i1 Display Pro, Spyder 3/4 ) is a must have, most worth the investment. Also using someone else's profile most likely will not have desired outcome, as both the panel and system are unique a combination that have to be calibrated as one to achieve proper result.
     
  10. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yes, I agree that everyone has a different panel. However, it seems to be a theme that the Retina iMacs tend to have a slightly green "tinge" to everything. After calibration, switching between the original profile and an i1 Display Pro-calibrated profile - the difference is quite obvious.

    After calibration, the color is a tad warmer, - perhaps to some, pinkish. A calibration on your own display is well worth it. I was NOT a fan of the original factory calibration.
     
  11. wmy5 macrumors regular

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    Macs don't have hardware LUT so I don't understand why you calibrate it...It doesn't make sense...
     
  12. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Because the calibration out of the box isn't very good? And this gets us closer? :)
     
  13. wmy5 macrumors regular

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    I think if you calibrate a display without hardware support, you will lose some color or gray scale...
     
  14. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    We're just trying to get.. closer.
     

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