Which Color Profile

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by twobs, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. twobs macrumors newbie

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    Newbie first thread..........

    Just got my 24" iMac and wondered what system display color profile to pick -sRGB seems like a good one , but............. Thanks, twobs
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    My (older white) 24" imac came with a default profile for the monitor called simply "iMac". I calibrated the display with my Spyder Pro colorimeter and noticed that Apple's default profile was not so bad and was a close but not exact match to the custom profile I made. If you don't have a hardware calibration device I'd stay with the default.

    But if you care enough about color to be asking this you really should go out and buy a colorimeter. They've gotten cheap. The new Spyder Express is something like $80 now.
     
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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  4. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    I bought a Color Spyder 2 Express from Amazon for something like $65 and couldn't be happier with it. It does what you ask for.
     
  5. Dembo macrumors regular

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    Before you spend either money on a hardware colorimeter or time using the calibration tools build into OS X give SuperCal (http://bergdesign.com/supercal/) a try.

    I absolutely love the profiles I generated using it and it is definetly more obvious for my eyes to adjust the SuperCal samples than adjusting Apple's standard images.
     
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