Monitor Calibration, Color Profiles Advice

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chrisjf, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. chrisjf macrumors newbie

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    Jul 3, 2007
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    Hi All,

    I've been trying to get decent color on my Acer AL2216W display to no avail.

    First, I attempted to fiddle with the brightness and contrast levels because I've been having trouble seeing really light grays. I used this as a guide so my whites, grays, and blacks looked good but then my colors were completely off.
    http://www.photofriday.com/calibrate.php

    Then, (after resetting all my changes) I downloaded a color profile from the Acer support website. Surprisingly, that profile is completely off.

    Next, I tried using Mac OS X's Color Calibration utility in System Pref > Displays > Color > Calibrate. I ended up with incorrect colors & grays again.

    Am I doing something wrong? Could someone please direct me about how to achieve proper colors and contrast?

    Also, if any of you have an Acer AL2216W and you have made a correct color profile, please pass it along!

    Thanks in advance!
    -Chris
     
  2. scottydawg macrumors 6502

    scottydawg

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    Jan 22, 2008
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    Sacramento, CA
    #2
    It's really worth the money (esp. if you can find a used one) to purchase a X-Rite i1 Display2 . You can use it on all of your computers and it improves the profiles very nicely.
     

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