lee scratchy wrote:
from what I was told dispread also requires some calibrating, that also takes a while ? there's no easy .cal > .icm conversion tool ?
You can't "convert" a calibration to a profile. A profile contains characterization information of a device, while calibration changes the behaviour of a device. They are different (complementary) things. It so happens that Apple decided to bundle display calibration into the display profile for system level convenience, and that has become a de facto standard. dispwin will load a .cal file into a display if you just want to work with the calibration information. If you really want a profile as well, then (with the current Argyll snapshot) you need to go through the profiling rigmarole you listed. The next beta release will allow you to calibrate and profile the display in one operation using dispcal, simplifying things for casual use. Graeme Gill.