Post your Mid-2010 Macbook Pro Calibrated Color Profiles

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by typerlover, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. typerlover macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2006
    Just got my 15" HiRes-AG a couple of days ago. The screen is great, colors look good out of the box.

    But I'm sure some of you have professional tools, so post them up, regardless of HiRes, AntiGlare, or size. Everyone could find it useful from the 13"-15".


    15" Hi-Res Anti Glare

    [Display Panel Model No.] [calibrated profile]

    Download the file and save it to:
  2. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2010
    This is a great idea. Someone posted one of their professionally calibrated profiles and it looks awesome, I'm using it now. Maybe I can find one that makes the bottom screen tint/dullness issue less noticeable.
  3. unclegit macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Here is a profile for a Matte 15" High Res running on a the GF330.

    Brightness set at 50% for calibration let me know if anyone wants it set differently.

    FWIW: for a notebook display it's seems like a pretty good panel - but it's not going to stand up against my NEC 3090WQXi :)

    Edit: Panel is a LTN154MT07

    Attached Files:

  4. crman macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    i got 15" HiRes, AntiGlare too.
    i found that my screen's color tends to be red... i have not calibrated it. it is the default profile
    have u guys' screen also "tends to be red"??
  5. unclegit macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Download the profile above and open and compare them in Colorsync - it'll show you where you're likely running out of gammut with the default profile.
  6. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
    thanks for posting that profile. I'm loving the results. Its similar to what i had on mine, but its that extra pop i needed
  7. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    How do you calabrate a screen? do ou use a special machine? and Where would one get this machine?
  8. cyclical macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    Out of curiosity, what did you use to calibrate with?
  9. unclegit macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
  10. cyclical macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    I ordered an i1Display2 earlier this week – UPS says it'll arrive on Monday :)
  11. unclegit macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
    You'll be VERY happy with the results I suspect - the difference a calibrated display makes is huge if you're a color critical user.

    If you're a photographer it's worth getting your printer custom calibrated as well - the time and the effort spent to get everything talking the same language color wise is so worth it - nothing more frustrating than working up an image and it looking completely different on output. is a good source and reasonably priced.

    Full disclosure - Michael is a friend of mine as well as a hugely talented photographer.
  12. typerlover thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2006
    Been using unclegit's .icc profile for a day now, its working pretty well.

    Just a naked eye observation, there is not a huge change overall from the original calibration with regards to whites.

    What I noticed mostly when switching between the original and unclegit's was that the detail on a dark/black background was really improved. Before if there was something dark it would just be so, but after using his (or her, who knows) calibration, I saw that there were details within the dark image that weren't visible with the stock calibration.
  13. typerlover thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2006
    Found in another thread, adding here to maintain unity.

    Quoting Stangs55:

    "As I had previously promised, I've uploaded my color profile after calibrating my 15" HR-AG MBP using a Colovision Spyder3.

    I wasn't really sure how to set the brightness, so I decided to set it at where I most commonly use it--with 11 squares lit up using the keyboard brightness settings (set it at full brightness then press the decrease brightness button four times).

    There was certainly a huge difference after calibration as it was clear that the default was far cooler than it should have been.

    And PLEASE keep in mind that EVERY display is different! What is perfectly calibrated for me will likely not be perfectly calibrated for you! My only hope is that this will provide you with a guideline that gets you closer to neutral.

    Good luck!"


    Original thread:
  14. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
  15. Jof macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    Yay! Thanks! Finally one for my panel.

    I'm finding the image quite cold versus my 5,1 15" glossy, but at least this has got rid of the nasty magenta blush! That was driving me crazy; nearly sent the laptop back :)

    It's not perfect, but it gives me enough confidence to consider investing in an i1 D2.

    Thanks again :)
  16. ic1 macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Would these profiles work with a late 2009 15" Matte MBP? Not at the machine in question now, so can't say who the screen manufacturer is if that matters. OS is OS X 10.6.3 though.
  17. Jof macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    Scrub that, it's still a little pink, still with some subtle (not VERY subtle) pink ghosting on fast scrolling (especially hyperlinks).
  18. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Yeah I see this too.

    The profile is pretty much near perfect too - not sure why there is a reddish ghosting on moving text.
  19. gent11 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
  20. Jof macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    Good good - I'm not going crazy then! There's another thread about it here somewhere now...

    For a dramatic example, go to Swift Cover (uk insurance company who extensively uses purple; google it - I don't want to link here and give them undeserved google juice) and wave the window about; MAAADDD saturation when moving about, shifting the purples into luminous magenta for me :eek:

    However, my old (perfectly calibrated) MBP does this and so does my Thinkpad so I'm not panicking about it quite as much as I was a few days ago - especially as the screen is pretty good otherwise. I have two thoughts about this:
    1) These profiles are still too over-saturated to my eyes (especially blues and purples)
    2) If this "saturation" or whatever it is is reduced, the effect will also be much less when stuff is moving
    (you can prove this yourself quite easily by trying different profiles).

    Possibly :p

    Now where's that saturation slider when you want one...
  21. Staindsoul macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2010
    Newb question, would these work with a 13" MBP?
  22. Jof macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    They might. But apple use a lot of different screens and a lot of different manufacturers. Wouldnt hurt to try though.
  23. jmazzamj macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I'd love to give some profiles a try.
    I have a 13" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. it's my first MBP.

  24. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Anyone have one specific to the HR Anti-Glare


  25. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Have yet to see one for this display, anyone?

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