Monitor Calibration, Color Profiles Advice

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

  1. chrisjf macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    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.

    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!
  2. scottydawg macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    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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