SuperCal - Monitor Type for 24" iMac?

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  1. MacUserSince87 macrumors member

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    One the last steps in SuperCal is where it asked for the monitor type to select, but the new 24" Aluminum LCD isn't listed. What is the closest equivalent to use?
     
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I just chose (as it advises to do when your exact machine is not on the provided list) the top choice, sRGB.
     
  3. mwdiers macrumors newbie

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    Here is what this is about:

    Neither Apple's built-in calibration utility, nor Supercal, is creating an ICC profile for your display. It is calibrating the LUT curves, and inserting that LUT table into an existing profile. If you use the Apple calibration utility, it is going to use the default ICC profile for your display. If you use Supercal, it gives you a choice. SRGB is a good all around choice, but it is not really an accurate representation of the gamut of your display.

    What it WILL do, however, is neutralize the greyscale for your screen and set your display's gamma and whitepoint. This is a huge improvement vs. an uncalibrated display.

    Neither Apple's utility, nor SuperCal is capable of generating a profile that you can use in Photoshop to accurately convert from your displays colorspace to other colorspaces and vice versa. This is impossible to do with a visual calibration, as your eyes do not report LAB values. In order to generate an accurate display profile, and not just an LUT table, you will need third-party software such as Monaco Profiler or Gretag Macbeth ProfileMaker, and a hardware device supported by the software.
     
  4. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    FYI.....24"WS LG.Display H-IPS (LM240WU2-(SL)(B1)) is what is in the iMac.

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  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Thank you, but the actual model of the LCD panel used in the 24" iMac was never in question (and is well known). For this thread it was simply a matter of the choices of monitors Supercal gives you to choose from at the end of a calibration.

    It is, in the end, just a software calibration. It worked well for me but if you really want a perfect calibration you need a colorimeter.
     
  6. mabaker macrumors 65816

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    Best info ever. Thank you.
     

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