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If you require a display profile for on screen accuracy it should be generated on your MacBook Pro. This is due to tolerances in the spec of the LCD. Additionally, it is best to recalibrate at regular periods. The Spyder4 software has an option to set recalibration reminders. In reality, this changes very little with modern LCD's, unlike older CRT displays that would drift quite quickly. Some of the options are to buy a Spyder4, if you are a member of a photographic club they often have a similar device for the use by members, or pay a consultant to generate the display profile.

Before going down the calibration path, are you working professionally where your clients expect accuracy, or as a serious photographer where colour accuracy in projected images (PDI) is required? If not Apple displays generate quite good accuracy other than being too vivid and bright. Do you really need a calibrated display?

Have a look at this pdf download covering all aspects of colour accuracy and calibration, it's quite informative. http://www.colourcollective.co.uk/dz...Management.pdf

Steve Bell
UK
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