To make your MBA colors look livelier

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

  1. lincolnchee macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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  7. ryanhawiya macrumors member

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

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

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  9. aleni macrumors 68020

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    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?
     
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  12. arkhe macrumors newbie

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    Colour calibration

    Hello

    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":
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2026

    And in more direct language ;-) :
    http://www.christopher-chan.com/blog/index.php?/archives/562-Mac-colour-calibration.html

    Hope this helps provide some background.
     

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