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New to MAC's

2 Oct 2012 10:11PM
Hi All

I am now a proud owner of an iMac. This is my first mac after many many years of PC's.

Is there anything I need to know about the photography side of the mac, ie colour profiles for monitors etc as its all pretty new to me. I don't print anything, but would like to know what i see on the screen is correct!

Many thanks in advance


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ourdayphotos 6 229 Scotland
2 Oct 2012 10:18PM
I use an imac with CS5, I just plugged it in & it worked, colours are perfect as far as I can see & the prints from my canon printer are spot on.
2 Oct 2012 10:22PM
I am noticing that in the few days I have owned it, things just work...a comment I have heard many times about MACs!
User_Removed 14 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 10:32PM
Calibrate your screen with one of these , because things just work you'll not have any problem Smile
newfocus 12 647 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 10:33PM

Quote:would like to know what i see on the screen is correct

It depends how accurate you want to be but if you care about correct colours, calibrating your screen with and external device is the way to go. Most come with software which automatically creates and sets the correct monitor profile.

From memory, the macs I've used haven't been too bad out of the box but if you're making creative editing decisions based on what you're seeing, calibration seems worth the effort to me.
3 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Cheers guys! Once I get some cash together I will invest in a calibrating device. Nice to know that the mac isn't too far off out of the box though!
alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 9:05AM
Hi, yes I would calibrate the monitor. I use a Color Munki, but I must say there's rarely any change when I reset it. Welcome to the iMac world, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
3 Oct 2012 10:02AM
If the past few days are to go by.........I am going to love them!
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
6 Oct 2012 3:24AM
mine worked straight out of the box as well, the only problem i had is memory i had to get more now on 12g seems ok now Wink here

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