iMac monitor and color correction

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dr. Pepper, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper Guest

    I am a long time photographer who is beginning to switch to a "digital
    darkroom" and I could use some advice. After just spending the last 2
    weeks moving I am inspired to get rid of a bunch of my belongings and
    looking for smaller alternatives to the ones I decide to keep. I am
    considering an iMac to replace my PC (which is in desparate need of an
    ug anyway). Photoshop will see moderate use (I have trial version now
    so I wouldn't have to buy a new version of sw). My question is how
    color accurate is the monitor on the new iMacs? I've read that LCDs are
    not the best for cc, but I don't consider this "critical" work as I can
    do the fine tuning at my photo lab (unlimited access)...I'd just rather
    get it good enough the first time so I don't have to keep messing with
    it. Also, will the monitor calibration tools like the ones from Gretag
    MacBeth work with the new iMac?
     
    Dr. Pepper, Oct 28, 2004
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    WharfRat Guest

    My question is how
     
    WharfRat, Oct 28, 2004
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    Jerry McG Guest

    I woul;d not recommedn an iMac for any critical color work. I had one last
    year as a first foray into Mac for my digital photo processing & printing.
    It was not possible to accurately calibrate the monitor using either the
    Pantone Spyder or Monaco's Optix. In both instances I contacted the mfrs of
    the devices, who could not offer any solutions. Apple tech support simply
    defered to ColorSync bulletins, which were no help. My local Apple dealer
    finally took it back and I went with a fresh PC & CRT which have been
    peerless.
     
    Jerry McG, Oct 28, 2004
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