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New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« on: January 03, 2014, 10:01:15 AM »

hi, my new 21 inch iMac monitor seems to be darker when compared to my other computers. Here is what typically happens; I process a job on my iMac by using C1 Pro and Photoshop until they look good. I then post the images online and when I view them online on my iMac they look fine. Then I look at them online ( or on a HD ) on any other computer ( more often my mac pro with NEC monitor 241 ) and the photos look about 1/2 stop darker. I do not typically use my iMac for processing, just for 'emergencies', but would like to at least get it closer to reality. How should I adjust the iMac to compensate?
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Re: New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 11:50:35 AM »

thanks but not sure how that link helps me. are you telling me to calibrate my iMac? Apple told me it was not possible. I use a color munki on my mac pro / NEC set up, can I use it on my iMac? Was Apple wrong?
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Re: New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 12:30:56 PM »

Why wouldn't you use it on your iMac??? Besides, you have both devices, why not just do it?

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Re: New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 01:15:38 PM »

Why wouldn't you use it on your iMac??? Besides, you have both devices, why not just do it?

so are you saying that it IS possible to calibrate an iMac with software and device? Everyone is telling me conflicting information on this.
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Re: New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 01:19:47 PM »

Yes you can and should calibrate the iMac as best as you can based on the article.
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Re: New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 01:20:41 PM »

Thank You!
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Re: New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 02:47:34 PM »

so are you saying that it IS possible to calibrate an iMac with software and device? Everyone is telling me conflicting information on this.

I have a new iMac 27 and Colormunki... works like a charm.

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Re: New iMac monitor is dark compared to Mac Pro and Macbook Pro
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 06:10:35 PM »

Boom! Just did it and it worked, thanks guys.
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