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Old Apr 7, 2010, 6:24 PM   #1
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My MacBook Pro has installed the Apple Display Calibration Asst. This allows the monitor to be calibrated for accurate colors. Does anybody know if there is any advantage to using a separate calibrator like the hueyPro. or Spyder?
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 2:24 AM   #2
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Yes, for the very least, it would be the colour measured at your working condition which means your room colour and room lighting are all taking into account. Assuming you followed the proper instruction and measured it the same condition as you normally work on.
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I am not sure what Antony means. Does the installed Apple Display Calibration Asst. do as well at calibrating for room conditions as purchased separate calibrators? And what would be the best calibrator? If the Apple calibrator works fine, why buy another?
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I was saying, you can't use the built-in Display Calibrator Assistant (software based) to calibrate as accurately as an external device. (personally I have Spyder2express)

The external device would measure the colour as it sees on the monitor, many of those incorporates the reading of room colour.

Note I am not saying Display Calibrator Assistant is not accurate, but it's heavily judged by your eyes, and can be greatly affected by your room colour/lighting. If you are into professional or you want a good reproduction of colour in your monitor, I would recommend you getting an external colour calibration device.
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