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Graywolf 7 999 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 10:03AM
At the end of last year I decided to return to Macs and bought a 15" Macbook pro. I really love it but have only just started to get my head round using it for my photography. Grappling with Lightroom is tying my head in knots but I wondered what was the best way to calibrate the LCD display. I went through the system calibration but it didn't seem to to do very much.

I have Spyder 2 Express which I used on my PCs. It says it is for Mac as well. Probably a stupid question but will it work on the Macbook.

Thanks in advance.

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SophieHart 4 136 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 10:25AM
If you have a gloss screen I don't think the Spyder will work. I think they recommend calibrating using the built in system. The gloss screen is why I didn't guy one.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
5 May 2011 10:28AM
My guess is it will work with your Macbook, Just as it did with your Windows machines......Grin

Just make sure you have the correct and latest version of the Spyder software for whatever Mac OS version your running .....Smile


Quote:If you have a gloss screen


LOL....Grin Yep! them glossy are great are they NOT.....Sad

I heard a tip doing the rounds, If your stuck with one of them glossy screen, Find a clear but matt plastic sheet of film, Then place that under the Spyder during calibration, Just make sure its as claer as possible, Or that may impact on the white point calibration.

That said the Spyder does have a soft face seal that sits against the screen, SO ( just like shooting through glass at the Zoo etc ) It dials out most if not all the reflections.

Either way, Try it and see how you go......Wink
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
5 May 2011 10:31AM
The latest Apple screens, in general, look absolutely fantastic in the Apple Store and will still look fantastic when you get them home. However, trying to post-process a photograph using them will give a result that looks great to you but is unlikely to look good to anyone viewing it on an ordinary monitor.

Martin Evening deals with this problem in his books (but, for his own use, he opts to use "normal" monitors rather than the ones supplied by Apple.)

That, by the way, is why so many professional photographers now use the iPad to show potential clients their portfolio. The iPad screen greatly "enhances" the appearance of their images.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
5 May 2011 10:41AM

Quote:The iPad screen greatly "enhances" the appearance of their images


LOL....Absolutely.....Grin It all helps to create that illusion that anything " Apple " is brilliant, Those who live in the real world know the ugly truth though....Tongue

Wink
KathyW 11 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
5 May 2011 10:50AM

Quote:The iPad screen greatly "enhances" the appearance of their images

LOL....Absolutely.....Grin It all helps to create that illusion that anything " Apple " is brilliant, Those who live in the real world know the ugly truth though....Tongue

Wink



Damn... iPad on Xmas list then...
Graywolf 7 999 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 11:29AM
Well the Spyder 2 is currently working away behind me so we'll see what happens
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
5 May 2011 8:54PM

Quote:The iPad screen greatly "enhances" the appearance of their images

LOL....Absolutely.....Grin It all helps to create that illusion that anything " Apple " is brilliant, Those who live in the real world know the ugly truth though....Tongue

Wink

Damn... iPad on Xmas list then...



Hell, Cathy, why not ask Santa for an iPad, iBook ,iMac and, to keep the kids happy, an iPod.

Lot of eyeWash if you ask me!

TongueWinkSmile

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