So excited, my new MBP is waiting at home :noes: Question about calibration

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  1. ok_computer

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    My sister just phoned and said it arrived. 15.4'' MBP 2.4 GHz :noes: I'm ridiculously excited :eek5:

    Anyway, I'll be doing ALOT of photo editing, and uploading for print from it, so I need to calibrate the monitor. I've got the calibration tools and software, but need to know if I can even use them :dunno:

    Can the colors be adjusted on the MBP screen? Someone at work told me I won't be able to, so that's why I'm asking, I just assumed that the MBP would be super customizable because all of the photogs around are in :love: with them.

    Any pointers?
     
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    matte or glossy?
     
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    I dont understand this. Why would you need this? I'm not heavy into photo editing.
     
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    Two options:

    Software calibration via squint method: Works ok, but you'll need to do it a couple of times to get it right. Apple includes a tool however the program SuperCal is much better.

    Hardware: Get a Pantone Huey (or spyder etc) and it does all the work for you. I have a huey and it works great on mac & pc, and pretty inexpensive.
     
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    I have a $350 device, it's a Monaco monitor calibration tool.. But to use you you have to be able to adjust the RGB sliders of the display.

    Oh btw, this is my first ever post on OT form my new MBP!! :big grin:
     
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    I've used the Spyder2 on my MBP with no problems, however, you dont need to manually adjust the slider for the Spyder to work. It does it all with its own software and adjusts as it needs to when it reads the screen with the hardware.

    I thought Monaco worked a similar way and if so you're golden.
     

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