Is there anyway to edit a monitor calibration?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mjgunn, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. mjgunn macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2006
    I've attempted to calibrate my monitor about 10 times already, and everyone is just a little bit off in one way or another.....too bright, too dark, too BLUE. I've come a lot closer now that I just ignore the on screen instructions, and calibrate it according to a good desktop picture that I know what it should look like. My latest one is near perfect, but I would like to brighten up the gamma just a little bit. Is this possible without starting from scratch?
  2. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    You cannot really trust your perception of what you remember something looks like. I'm using a crt (emac) and I have calibrated it using the onscreen instructions. I just took a pdf that I retouched to be printed on a laser printer and I am astounded at the level of monitor to laser print accuracy, it is as perfect as a monitor can be to cmyk inks. It also was accurate when viewed on the printer's windows monitor. I used a standard US swop profile.

    AFAIK, you cannot edit a file you need to start from scratch.
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    I know what you mean, but I don't think it's possible to edit a profile. You can however have some fun looking at the Lab Plot in the ColorSync :)

    I'd suggest SuperCal. I tried it on my ACD and it produced FANTASTIC results compared to Apple's Calibration Assistant. Once you understand how the test work and parameters are set, it's easy to go through it in a few minutes and get the results you want (I had to try several times before I really nailed it).

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