[argyllcms] Re: Can anyone help with a weird OSX problem?

  • From: Florian Höch <lists+argyllcms@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:29:30 +0200


one problem with the MacBook Pro display (as with a lot of
Notebook/Laptop displays) is that it has a fairly small gamut
(considerably smaller than sRGB). When you then profile it, out-of-gamut
colors either have to be clipped or fitted into the small display gamut.
This can lead to the "blue turns purple problem" you're observing.

Another issue (although I'm not sure how much it contributes to the
problem) is that the old i1 Display2 is probably not very well suited
for a white LED backlit display (the i1 Display 2 originates from an era
when there were only CCFL backlights), at least without a correction matrix.

Am 08.07.2014 11:50, schrieb Quartz:
> First off, let me apologize in advance: this list is probably not the 
> best place to ask this question, but it's the only place I can find a 
> collection of people who know what they're talking about wrt ICC stuff, 
> and I'm kind of at my wits end.
> I have in front of me a 2007-era MacBook Pro running OSX 10.6.8 (Snow 
> Leopard), and a Gretagmacbeth EyeOne Display2. I cannot for the life of 
> me get correct colors out of this combination. I've tried both versions 
> of Xrite's 'EyeOne Match' software as well as dispcal+argyll, and I 
> always get this weird issue with select blues appearing noticeably 
> purple, but in a weird mix-and-match fashion depending on what I'm 
> doing. I don't think it's a bad sensor- Xrite's utility says the i1d2 is 
> fine, there's no uniform or linear color cast, and everything works fine 
> on an older PPC tower running OSX 10.5. Neither is it generic to all 
> profiles on this laptop- if I 'eyeball' a profile using Apple's utility 
> or SuperCal I don't have this problem.
> I've been hunting for info for days... there was a flurry of people 
> reporting this issue back in '09 when 10.6 came out, but the net seems 
> to have gone silent since then, and I'm not seeing that there was any 
> sort of a general solution.
> Can anyone here point me to a place where I might be able to get help 
> for this?
Florian Höch

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