Do i-Macs ever need calibrating?

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Do i-Macs ever need calibrating?

Postby oldCarlos » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:02 pm

I was talking with a mate about using the Spyder colour calibrator on my monitor. He went the i-Mac route last year & bought a 27" & he says he won't ever need to colour calibrate his monitor. Something about it being in-built?
Surely every monitor over time (however long that is) will need checking? :?
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Re: Do i-Macs ever need calibrating?

Postby oldCarlos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:11 am

Anyone one use i-Mac?
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Re: Do i-Macs ever need calibrating?

Postby keystrokesuk » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:33 am

If he has the same lighting in the room and wears the same reflectivity of clothing when sitting in front of the machine then maybe he would not need to calibrate the monitor. However, thee external factors (clothing and lighting) will to some extent change things. You may also find with auto brightness on things will look different.

To be sure things are the same every time you use a monitor then a calibration tool may help.

Here are some other views on the subject
http://blog.bretedge.com/2010/01/12/the ... conundrum/
http://www.photosbykev.com/wordpress/20 ... libration/

and Apple confirm the ambient light sensor will change things
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4280
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Re: Do i-Macs ever need calibrating?

Postby oldCarlos » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:18 am

Thanks for the links. 8)
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