FYI - Default color profile is washed out - easy fix

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by David58117, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I went to BB to check out the retina iMac and was surprised that all their macs were set with the default color profile..which to me seems washed out. I reset the retina iMac display, and it seemed much better. All the laptops were the same as well..

    In case anyone is new to OS X or hasn't done it before - to get a more vibrant display (on a retina), go to:

    System Preferences -> Displays -> click the color tab -> then under "Display Profiles" set it to "Generic RGB Profile"

    Just a heads up..
     
  2. geoelectric macrumors 6502

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    Try going through the color calibration assistant and see how it compares. I just checked the two profiles, and I think there's a decent chance that the difference there is gamma 2.2 vs. gamma 2.4, or something along those lines.
     
  3. chaoscarrot macrumors member

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    You could also grab the profile off of the notebookcheck review, which they apparently used a very expensive program to gather.

    However, does anyone know if the 2015 rMBPs have the same panels as the 2013? The profile was done for a 2013.
     
  4. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    That exactly what i did, why they set the default profile to look washed out is beyond me.
     
  5. geoelectric macrumors 6502

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    There are usually variations from panel to panel anyway. LED backlight colors aren't completely consistent. I'm not sure how well a one-size-fits-all calibrated profile would work.
     
  6. oraclejavanet macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. My MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) is connected to the following external 4k monitor: Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor. Your fix was exactly what I needed! No more washed out look.
     

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