To make your MBA colors look livelier

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lincolnchee, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. lincolnchee macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
    I was exploring some screen setup and I came across altering of the Target Gamma, by changing it to 2.2 TV Gamma, you will realize how the setup make the display looks livelier.

    1. System Preferences
    2. Select the Color tab
    3. Click Calibrate
    4. Click Continue
    5. Under Select Target Gamma, Select 2.2 TV Gamma.
    6. Click on Continue
    7. Click on Continue
    8. Give the new profile a name
  2. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    Do you have to reset the computer? Doesn't seem to make any difference to me after following the instructions though.
  3. lincolnchee thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hmm... There is no need to restart. Try switch between the original profile and the new profile that you have created. You should see some differences.
  4. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    Great. Let me try it out and see if i spot the difference. My eyes are probably not that sensitive to colors. ;)
  5. powerocool macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    I made this profile with an Eye-One. Works pretty well, definitely beats the default.

    Attached Files:

  6. lincolnchee thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
  7. ryanhawiya macrumors member


    Aug 1, 2008
    Ooo.. this is great! It does make the image darker but more deeper in color.

    Looks great, thanks! :D
  8. marcip3 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
  9. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    i couldn't get it work. i put it in library/colorsync/profiles, but it doesn't show up. strange thing is the spydermacbook color profile that i downloaded earlier works. any idea?
  10. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
  11. McGilli macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
  12. arkhe macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2008
    Colour calibration


    I just wanted to throw the caveat out there that colour calibration is a tricky subject that really depends on what type of work you do on your Mac, who your audience is and what your final product is going to be presented on.

    If you are a pro photographer, page layout specialist or web artist, or anyone whose livelihood depends on a colour accurate workflow, you know what I mean. ;-)

    If your use is more general, then the recommendation in this thread should serve you fine.

    Here is some supporting documentation from the "horse's mouth":

    And in more direct language ;-) :

    Hope this helps provide some background.

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