Calibration of MacBook pro monitor


vkuchi

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Hi All. I want to get my monitor screen callibrated but don't want to buy any device as I will be using it only once. Do you know anyone who provides this service for a fee. How do you normally callibrate your monitors? Appreciate your help. Thanks.
 

sjackal

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Hi All. I want to get my monitor screen callibrated but don't want to buy any device as I will be using it only once. Do you know anyone who provides this service for a fee. How do you normally callibrate your monitors? Appreciate your help. Thanks.
Calibration should be a bi weekly or monthly thing.

MBP screen not easy to calibrate and always not consistent especially with brightness. Its just the nature of lap top screens.
 

Wizongod

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I calibrate my monitor by going to sites that display test patterns and stuff, then just bring up my graphics driver, and tweak the settings under advanced mode. You can google for these sites, and they'll also tell you how to use the test patterns to calibrate your monitor. It's free.

Beware that for LCD screens, the gamma changes depending on your viewing angle, so calibrate the monitor to your most comfortable posture. Otherwise it'll be off when you're working on your pictures. The useful part of this "problem" though, is that you can "vary" the gamma on your monitor by just shifting your viewing angle. This will help to see if your dark or white areas have any details that are "hidden" and allow you to make adjustments to bring them out.
 

Octarine

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Be aware that our eyes are easily deceived and getting tired, especially when looking at single-colour patterns. Colour casts are easily 'removed' in our brain with the results that we don't notice them anymore. But next morning you look at the same pictures again and you'll wonder what you have done. These eye-based adjustments (wouldn't even call it 'calibration') can only give you a very rough and first help to get a bit closer to neutral colour display. For critical work it is insufficient. Good calibration devices will also take ambient light into considerations.
Since all displays age over time it is recommended to redo the calibration after some time. It's not a one-off activity.
 

vkuchi

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Thanks Sjackal, Wizongod and Octarine for your inputs. I will probably wait for some time and buy a spyder 3 callibrator.
 

daredevil123

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Thanks Sjackal, Wizongod and Octarine for your inputs. I will probably wait for some time and buy a spyder 3 callibrator.
I remember some guy who was offering a calibration service, where he will met you at the place of your choice, and do a calibration for you. I remember he priced it at $30 per calibration or something. Maybe you want to search?
 

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