Macbook Pro 13" color calibration profile

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  1. sorenjorvang macrumors newbie

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    I just did a visual calibration of my new Mac using SuperCal.

    This color profile (attached) is for a mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro with a LP133WX3-TLA1 display panel (0610-9C9F).

    I set the gamma to 2.2, but you can change that with SuperCal if you like.

    Note that because TN panels, even such a good one as this, are very sensitive to vertical viewing angle, in a sense what I have done is simply create a profile for my preferred viewing angle. Still, it's probably a useful starting point for others as well.

    The mb13pro9c9f file goes in ~/Library/ColorSync/Profiles .
     

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  2. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I have the 9CBD, and this calibration does not look good on it, just for reference for others. This thread could really take off good though, I'd love to find a nice calibration for this display.
     
  3. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    Keep in mind that color reponse will vary between individual units of LCD panels, despite them being the same model #. The variation can be pretty significant too. That is why they have calibration utilities in the first place, and why the really high end monitors usually ship with a colorimeter included.

    Honestly, I wouldn't recommend using others' calibration profiles, or even basing your own calibrations off of those of others. Calibrate yours independently because there is no reason someone else's display profile is going to make yours look any better or more accurate. If it did, it would be random luck. Naturally the best solution is to use a colorimeter or spectrophotometer but if you're not relatively serious about photo editing then visual calibration using the built in utility or SuperCal is going to be fine. Actually, the default calibration that came with my 13" MBP compares pretty well to my calibrated 22" IPS display (once I modified the default profile to be 2.2 gamma and 6500K color temp). There is some small difference but I expect that to lessen or dissapear once I calibrate the Mac display too.

    Just my 0.02

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  4. theKitch macrumors member

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    I have found that the MBA Native L profile is dead on (as compared to my calibrated 20" Dell LCD)
     

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  5. theKitch macrumors member

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    FWIW I tried using the SuperCal profile above and doing my own supercal profiles by hand and found the MBA profile better than both. It's not perfect, but still damn close.
     
  6. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not getting anything the folder when I decompress it, theKitch...
     
  7. theKitch macrumors member

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    Doh. Round two.
     

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  8. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    Switching between 'em, the Native L looks pretty nice too. Thanks!
     
  10. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    Here's mine for the 9CBD. The MBA ones listed here have way too much color for my tastes. Just look at contacts icon.. thats a strange variation of yellow.

    Anyways .. Hope someone likes this.
     

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  11. tsa1 macrumors regular

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    I keep forgetting that the 9C9F is a mba panel! Bump for more calibration profile
     
  12. sorenjorvang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried the various profiles posted by other people.

    The MBA ones all had a green tint. However, trying the various profiles also made me realize that my own SuperCal profile had a slight blueish tint.

    I just did another calibration, this time with the Apple app because I found the SuperCal white balance adjustment fiddly.

    I like this one best so far.

    It happens to look very much like Maven1975's 9CBD profile on my 9C9F, just with a different gamma for a more contrasty look.
     

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  13. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    I followed your advice and I feel you are right. I created my own color profile using the Expert Mode in the calibration tool and I am very happy with the results.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    looks good!

    thanks!
     
  15. ncx5 macrumors newbie

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    For 9CBD

    Here's mine, based on Spyder. Gamma 2.1

    Enjoy...

    New Supercal Calibration for 9BCD
     

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  16. klover macrumors 6502a

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    This looks great.
     
  17. alexeismertin macrumors regular

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    Thank you, that has made my 13" MBP come alive :)
     
  18. Jeanne-W macrumors newbie

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    Can someone help please? I am new to Mac and I'd like to try this calibration.. it's now in my download stack but I have no idea what I am suppose to do with it in order to use it?? :eek:
     
  19. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    Paste the calibration profile(s) you want in Macintosh HD/Library/Colorsync/Profiles
     
  20. Jeanne-W macrumors newbie

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    Thank you dd ! :D

    I tried that one but it didn't look as good as it did just switching the gamma to 2.2 that I found from a suggestion on another thread... I'll keep my eyes open for more on the 9BCD
     
  21. tsa1 macrumors regular

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    im using the MBA's D65 22 color profile, that and the MBP-13 looked the best on my 9C9F. That synder one looked terrible on it though.

    Does anyone know where i can get the pic Apple used at the keynote on the screens of the MBP's when they announced the higher gamut screens? i really like it!
     
  22. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    I dowloaded this profile and put in the appropriate folder....now how to i change the profile????
     
  23. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    System Preferences>Display>Color... then click the new profile in the list.
     
  24. alexeismertin macrumors regular

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    13" 9CBD Profile

    So here's one I created, I tried to keep it as neutral as possible - hope it helps someone.
     

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