MBP Calibration with Spyder 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattyb240, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    Right I just had my monitor calibrated on my Penryn MBP, it was done using a spyder 2, I'm struggling to believe my eyes as I don't know if it is 'right' skin tones seem to be improved but things almost have a red tinge to it!

    Can a calibration be done wrong? It was done in a pitch black environment.
  2. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2008
    if you read the instructions it says it should be done in light that's most going to be used, more than likely this will be in a slightly lit room probably with curtains drawn.

    Try it again you can always make a new profile
  3. pik. macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    I m using also the spyder 2 /2.2 profile on the same computer as you but I find it a little more dense and the grey is a bit more dark than I would like it...

    till now the best profile so far though
  4. mattyb240 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    Alas I was never the kind of person to read instructions made my own downfall I guess!

    Would it be effected if i calibrated it on a non standard colour profile? e.g. one I already made?
  5. mattyb240 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    I appreciate the link but just curious.....how to I put it into the colour profiles, I'm not sure of the directory?
  6. CTechKid macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    Home folder > Library > ColorSync > Profiles
  7. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Laptop screens are not designed for color critical work.
  8. mattyb240 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    I'm not after colour critical, just an improvement in accuracy before sending off my amatuer shots to print.

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