Monitor calibration White 24 inch iMac (2007)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by willie45, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. willie45 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I want to calibrate my monitor with a Spyder2 colorimeter and software. I need to determine whether the "brightness" control on the monitor is actually brightness or really a backlight control. Can anyone enlighten me please?

    Thanks

    Willie
     
  2. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

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    It is the backlight control, this applies to all macs with either apple screen built in or stand alone :)
     
  3. willie45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Bob

    I will calibrate accordingly

    Willie :)
     
  4. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

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    As a side note having balanced quite a few screens I recommend doing the following if you are able to even if it does seem a little extreme;

    1. Enable grey balance calibration in the advanced tab of the Spyder software preferences.

    2. Calibrate in complete darkness, no lights and curtains drawn, do it at night if that is easier. I have found that any strong light can make a small but noticeable difference to the calculations.

    3. An obvious one but I still forget make sure automatic screen dimming and sleep timers (screen savers as well) are disabled or you'll just have to repeat the process.

    Initially you may feel the calibrated result looks wrong but if you just stare at the screen for a few seconds you will be amazed how the human eye adjusts to even the smallest tonal differences. Give it a day or so to trly settle in and you'll be off.

    Hope that helps :)
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    The first time I calibrated my screen, I turned off the screensaver - but I forgot about the dimming. Of course, the screen dimmed about 80% of the way through... :rolleyes:

    Now, when I do it, I bump the mouse every few minutes (making sure the cursor is over by the side of the screen of course).

    I'm not sure why the screen dims after a while, since I have that unchecked in my System Preferences. But oh well... I'm used to it now.
     
  6. willie45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again folks for the useful information. I did as you suggested and all seems well. Initially the screen looked a bit pink but I now believe that to be more accurate than previously

    Willie :)
     

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