LG UltraFine 5K - Your settings

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  1. iBrooker, Dec 26, 2016
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    Please use this thread to share your settings.

    Please also see the Owners thread here for general discussion: LG UltraFine 5K - Owners Thread
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    Here are my settings:

    Resolution

    1) 1600 x 900 - Largest text
    2) 2048 x 1152 <<<<<<<<<< I am using this one as I find it the most comfortable
    3) 2560 x 1440 - DEFAULT
    4) 2880 x 1620
    5) 3200 x 1800 - Smallest text

    Colour Profile

    • For graphics/colour work - I am using the LG Ultrafine profile that ships with Sierra.
    • For everyday browsing - I am using a customised colour profile that is slightly warmer. The default is a very brilliant white which is a tiny bit too clinical for me for everyday use. I am including my customised profile with this post.
    • For watching 1080p VLC videos - I generally need to increase the brightness via VLC settings, not to make the picture 'bright' but to bring out the details in the shadows which, unfortunately (perhaps because of Apple's or LGs pursuit of 'deep blacks') seem to get over processed. You'll see what I mean when you view video on this yourself. Oddly, when watching 4K content from 'top' youtubers who use cameras with insane dynamic range, you don't seem to get the same problem. Weird. Will have to report back.
    Argh - it does not let me upload a .icc file, mods, can you enable this please? In the meantime here is a screen grab of the only setting you need to change when you click on 'calibrate' (just rename it to 'LG Ultrafine - Warm').

    Screen Shot 2016-12-26 at 19.36.11.png

    Brightness

    Evenings - 4 key presses from maximum:

    Screen Shot 2016-12-27 at 01.48.39.png
     
  2. hollandog macrumors regular

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    Mine comes in maybe tomorrow. I will calibrate it with my xbrite. :D
     
  3. iBrooker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice - congrats!

    I thought these were properly-calibrated at the factory?

    I've got a Spyder Pro calibrator but I've always found it a bit hit and miss, hence one of the reasons for getting this display - no need to faff about doing all that!
     
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    I always like the result from my xbrite. even the MBP screen it was cooler from factory.
     
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    Let us know if there is a difference then (I would expect there not to be if they are both professional grade calibrators).
     
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    Current calibrators work with this display with 5k and wider color gamut? I expect it is well calibrated from the factory but wouldn't mind doing it again to be sure.
     
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    My setup. Spent couple hours on cable management. Now most of them are hidden under desk.
    I'm using the default scaling. Looks perfect to me.

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    Factory color profile.
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    Calibrated with X-Rite Colormunki.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks great! Though I don't know how you can stick the tiny text on the default display setting :p

    So did the X-Rite Colormunki calibrate it to exactly the same as factory shipped/supplied profile?

    My Spyder Pro 3 calibration was awful and no where near the default profile (whites were way too green).
     
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    I think the text size is perfect as my office 27" monitor is the same resolution in non-retina (2560x1440).
    The factory profile had a little green tint. The X-rite calibrated profile has a warmer tone.
     
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    Can you upload the profile for us please? I'm curious to see what it would look like on mine.
     
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    Not sure if it would be one profile fit all kind of thing as it was calibrated based on my ambient lighting.
    But here's the profile.

    https://we.tl/flyw2rp6H2
     
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    How do you adjust contrast?
    In the first calibration screen it says to max out contrast and then adjust brightness but I can't find any way to do contrast.

    Also how do you adjust brightness on the monitor using the keyboard or touchbar? Mine only adjusts the laptop screen. If I go into clamshell mode the keyboard brightness buttons don't do anything to the monitor.

    Thanks
     
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    That setting is really much easier to read than the standard setting and it doesn't seem to affect image quality at all.
     
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    The default is best for me. The 2048 x 1152 setting has text way too large and, as far as I am concerned, it wastes space.
     
  17. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    it depends on how good your vision is of course. At 57 mine isn't what it was. I don't need glasses yet but Im getting there.
     
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    I don't think it's about how good or bad your vision is, it's about what's comfortable and how far you sit from the monitor - mine's pushed right at the back of the desk (in fact over the edge and against the wall, haha).

    I commented earlier, the ideal text size is that of handwriting - because that is the size we have naturally evolved to produce for good reason; it's optimal for the human eye.
     
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    Yet no book a normal adult would read has text size near that big......
     
  20. iBrooker, Jan 9, 2017
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    Can you imagine the size of books if they increased font-size? They would be huge, haha.

    I think many people hold their books a little closer - I hold my Kindle closer than I do hand-written letters/notes/content anyway..
     
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    We've got Fred Flintstone over here! :p:D
     
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    That makes more sense. :)
     
  24. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    That really makes no sense.
     
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    Would you be able to reupload it please? It got deleted :(
     

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