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    Hi guys,

    Just got my new macbook pro. wonder if any from this thread knows how to calibrate my screen. thanks and hope to hear from this thread...

    Andre

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    Grats on your new purchase! Colorsync is your answer.

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    if u want a more detail calibration, you can try the spyder 3.

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    You can calibrate the monitor in the preferences under display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jundebandre View Post
    Hi guys,

    Just got my new macbook pro. wonder if any from this thread knows how to calibrate my screen. thanks and hope to hear from this thread...

    Andre
    if you are using mac.. just buy the spyder pro.. its hard to calibrate mac using the manual adjustment tool. by default mac is washed and gamma is way out of calibration..
    Last edited by laposto; 17th February 2010 at 10:32 PM.

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    A quick question:

    When we use a calibration software (Spyder3Pro etc), what exactly does it do? Correct the screen to sRGB colourspace? Correct white point to D65? Etc etc.

    What exactly does it do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragment View Post
    A quick question:

    When we use a calibration software (Spyder3Pro etc), what exactly does it do? Correct the screen to sRGB colourspace? Correct white point to D65? Etc etc.

    What exactly does it do?
    Spyder is not a software.. its a hardware.. it will gauge the darkest and lightest color spectrum of your video and calibrate the screen accordingly. its worth buying

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    Ok, yes, half hard half soft.

    I have the Spyder 3 Pro. But haven't been quite sure what exactly it does. So the Spyder just ensures that my monitors are set to their optimum settings?

    It doesn't ensure that my photos and prints look identical, or that my edited photos are looking accurate when set a particular colourspace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragment View Post
    Ok, yes, half hard half soft.

    I have the Spyder 3 Pro. But haven't been quite sure what exactly it does. So the Spyder just ensures that my monitors are set to their optimum settings?

    It doesn't ensure that my photos and prints look identical, or that my edited photos are looking accurate when set a particular colourspace?
    yes and no...

    yes it will calib your monitor..

    second paragraph will depend on what printer you are using.. even your monitor is calibrated but you are using an office printer then colors most of time are not correct compared to what you see in your monitor.

    if you are using canon i recommend the pixma pro series 9000 above.. otherwise use epson professional printers.

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    If you need full calibration that includes printer and paper, go for ColorMunki Photo.

    ../azul123

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    Dear jundebandre,

    Ive used the followings, GretagMacbeth i1 Pro with i1 Match software, i1 Display & i1 Display 2, X-Rite Color Munki Photo.

    It depends how far you want to go to.

    cheers...

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    Hi TS,

    Monitor calibration is very important to how your pic will turn out in the final process. I once had a misconception that Mac gives the best 'true' colors out of the box, was proven wrong to that.
    In my opinion, I feel the easiest way to configure your monitor is to get either the Spyder3pro or the Colormunki. Do a google on it and see what fits you best.. I have a Spyder3pro myself and calibrate my monitor once in awhile.
    They include hardware & software to aid in the balancing of colors. Read up on the instructions and follow exactly you won't go wrong..
    Hope this helps!
    Have you wondered about the beauty we capture through our lens is a creation from Someone..

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    Hi,

    I have recently encountered a problem when I seem to download indoor shots from my 5DII to my MacBook Pro, which is calibrated using Spyder 3 Pro.

    The thing is that the shots turn out awfully yellowish on my screen when in fact the preview on my camera shows otherwise. Whereas for outdoor shots and all, it doesn't seem much different. It's the yellow tint that is killing me and I have absolutely no idea why this is happening.

    I use the Adobe RGB space on my camera. Is there something wrong going on somewhere? Please advise me!

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