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    New MBP Colour Inaccuracy :(

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    New MBP Colour Inaccuracy :(
    Hi Guys,

    As you are all fellow mac users, and I am new to macs, I have a quick question.. I have just purchased a mac book pro, and at first I thought its colour inaccuracy was something to do with OSX (my other machines are windows based) so I installed xp using boot camp and was surprised to see this made no difference whatsoever to colour. My Photography, web pages and anything else I view on my PC display (which is calibrated) is far more saturated than my mbp's screen. So I hooked up my mac book to an external display, and boom, a huge colour difference!

    Is this an issue with mac laptops in general or just the mac book pro's?
    My photo's really shine on my external display, vibrant colours.. but on my mac book pro's screen they are just washed out and lifeless.

    When I make adjustments in lightroom on my mac book pro am I going to have to guess how they are going to end up looking printed? (my external dislplay colour matches my prints)

    Thanks for your help

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    New MBP Colour Inaccuracy :(
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    BY default the macs gamma is set at 1.8, to match litho printing where the mac has been a traditionally strong presence.

    Firstly you need to set the gamma to 2.2, which is what windows uses, and is preferred by photographers, and recalibrate your screen

    http://www.macworld.com/article/4579...italphoto.html

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    New MBP Colour Inaccuracy :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    BY default the macs gamma is set at 1.8, to match litho printing where the mac has been a traditionally strong presence.

    Firstly you need to set the gamma to 2.2, which is what windows uses, and is preferred by photographers, and recalibrate your screen

    http://www.macworld.com/article/4579...italphoto.html
    Thanks for the reply Louishen. Unfortunately I have already tried this, it doesnt really make any improvement to colour representation, it only makes the display darker and more contraster. 1.8 or 2.2 colours are still no where near as saturated as my other display (and prints).

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