monitor display temperature

oneeyedjax

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I have a macbook pro .. I've been having trouble with prints being much darker than they appear on my monitor. I've ordered a calibration kit from MPIX and it says i need to "set my monitor to 5000 degree Kelvin as the display temperature" (5000 degrees is chosen because it's closest to daylight). Does anyone know where i would find this display temperature option on my computer? .... thanks! :)
 

Designer Dale

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Go to System Preferences and click Displays. Select Color and Calibrate. Check the box that reads Expert. Work through the panels until you get to Target White Point. You will have a slider and more options available. The bar will give a broader temperature where you can set your 5000K.

Dale
 

Ruahrc

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Jun 9, 2009
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I believe that sunlight is actually 6500k. Most graphics professionals set their display temp to 6500k, although some print media users work in 5000k. For me 5000k is too yellow to look at in a normally lit room.

Ruahrc
 

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