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On the Display Calibrator Utility, I just can't seem to get the apple logo to blend into the background, no matter how hard I try. This is really important because I need good color prints fast and don't have money to buy a spyder calibrator.
Any tips, etc. for using the utility?
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Is this a laptop or a desktop with a monitor?

What kind of monitor (LCD or CRT)?

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Is this a laptop or a desktop with a monitor?

What kind of monitor (LCD or CRT)?
it's my ibook's lcd screen, man i'm so frustrated just can't get that little apple to blend in

also, i read here that I should just set my monitor to srgb. However, I use the Adobe RGB Color space, as I print on an inkjet printer. Does that matter?

The reason I want to calibrate is because My prints came out way way lighter and washed out. I knew that happens if you try to post an rgb file on the web and view it in a browser, but I thought I would be able to use the extra gammut in printing.

As well, in the print menu, I can't find the color management option in the printer dialog box as shown here.

Please Help I am very confused and everywhere I read something, I read something else saying the complete opposite.
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I don't have any specific experience with iBooks, but on my Powerbook I couldn't get it to sync unless I had my brightness all the way up. Double check that.

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I don't have any specific experience with iBooks, but on my Powerbook I couldn't get it to sync unless I had my brightness all the way up. Double check that.
yes i always leave my brightness all the way up when it's plugged in, which it is now. Still having a lot of trouble. Anyone have any suggestions, as well as answers to my questions above?
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Open System Preferences > Displays.

Check/post what color profile you're currently using.

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Open System Preferences > Displays.

Check/post what color profile you're currently using.
you mean on my lcd screen?
Well, before I tried to calibrate it, I have been using the Color LCD Profile which is the default. Should I be using this? And will it matter if I calibrate that as opposed to any of the other preset options?
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also, does it need to blend in completely?
I watched a movie on how to do it on apple.com and it blended in fully, but I just wanted to check
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The closer the apple is to the background, the more accurate printing will be.

Your LCD can be set to many different pre-made color profiles, you can switch between them in System Preferences by clicking on Displays. It's most likely set to "LCD", but for printing at work I use something like "Adobe 1997" or something like that.

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The closer the apple is to the background, the more accurate printing will be.

Your LCD can be set to many different pre-made color profiles, you can switch between them in System Preferences by clicking on Displays. It's most likely set to "LCD", but for printing at work I use something like "Adobe 1997" or something like that.
i used "Adobe 1998 and made adjustments in photoshop to compensate for color. I then printed it out via inkjet printer and looked at the print.

It is even more washed out than before and still has a green color cast which is now even more pronounced, although it looks fine on the screen. Plus on the screen I lost a lot of red tones out of the photo.

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Geez, what kind of printer is it?

We have an HP LaserJet 9500 here at work and it prints true to my screen.

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Geez, what kind of printer is it?

We have an HP LaserJet 9500 here at work and it prints true to my screen.
an hp deskjet 930c mayb its just a crappy printer

one thing:
if I send my photo to a lab, when I convert the photo to srgb in photoshop, do I have to change the profile in "displays" to srgb as well?
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do you shoot in rgb or srgb?
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