Resolved Two indentical monitors, different temps?

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  1. JarScott, Mar 15, 2015
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    JarScott macrumors 601

    JarScott

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    I have two identical 24" 1080p monitors connected to my Retina MacBook Pro, yet even though they are identical and their user profiles are synced, one of them is slightly cooler and one is slightly warmer in image. Is this simply down to slight manufacturing differences and monitors won't always displays images exactly the same or is it something I can fix? I've played around with the profiles to see if I can try to counteract this and make them the same, but I've had no success.

    Anyway, I've attached an image which I think demonstrates the issue I'm seeing.

    Thanks in advance.

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    (Cooler on left, warmer on right)
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Completely normal. If you require them to be the same you'll need to spend some cash on the right tools to calibrate them correctly.
     
  3. JarScott thread starter macrumors 601

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    I thought an expensive monitor calibrator would be the answer. Although they're identical enough for them really not to cause me a problem, even when it comes to using Lightroom and editing photos. I think I'll just leave it. I just wanted to make sure this was normal, which you have confirmed.
     
  4. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    This is to be expected. In addition, the color is likely to change a bit over time.
    I highly recommend proper calibration if you do any photo editing.
     
  5. JarScott thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'd love to get proper colour calibration, but I'm really not prepared to spend over £100 on a calibrator, I just don't see it as an issue I'm willing to spend that much on to fix.

    However, is there a specific calibrator you would recommend?
     
  6. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    The Spyder:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/838844-REG/Datacolor_S4P100_Spyder4Pro_Software.html

    or the Colormunki:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/798928-REG/X_Rite_CMUNDIS_ColorMunki_Display.html

    are both excellent systems.

    ColorMunki also has a basic, lower cost version, but I'm not familiar with this one. Nevertheless, you might want to look into whether it meets your needs:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...unsml_ColorMonki_Smile_Color_Calibration.html
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    How well does that calibration work for people? I mean, when I look at the corner of a painted room, one wall is always darker than the other.
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    ColorMunki Display would be better than the ColorMunki Smile.

    As you are in the UK, you might get a deal at the Photography show this weekend at the NEC in Birmingham.
     
  9. JarScott thread starter macrumors 601

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    Possibly. But I won't be anywhere near the NEC this weekend. ;)
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Phone up some exhibitors. Some honour show pricing on the phone during the show.
     
  11. carmona macrumors newbie

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    Spyder4pro is the cheapest with integrated ambient light sensor, which will calibrate the contrast of your screen according to your room light situation... that's the one I use.

    For colormunki, the colormunki display is first range with this sensor.
     

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