Best color profile with new macbook?

  • What is the most accurate color profile with the new macbook?

    I found that Color LCD and Apple RGB are the best, at least for me. In particular, Adobe RGB is more saturated while Color LCD is more washed out.

    The question now is this: considering I have friends with both windows and osx, what is it likely they see?

    And the same goes with 500px and similar websites. How do I know if what the audience see is the same I see with the color profile on my macbook?

    not quite. there is a massive difference between Color LCD and Apple RGB which is not addressed in the other thread.

    *"How do I know if what the audience see is the same I see with the color profile on my macbook?"* You can't; that depends on their hardware and profile as well as yours.

    Oh. You should pick a color profile for your monitor which is *accurate for your monitor* — I recommend actually calibrating it with a hardware device. *Then* the answer is as above.

    @mattdm make it an answer.

    @Bob: please think out a better headline because this one is vague. It is unclear what property of NEW MACBOOK matters to you.

    @EuriPinhollow I think the answer is already in the question I linked as a duplicate.

    @mattdm I understand that exact duplicates should not exist on SE but I hate when duplicated question does not fully answer the question which duplicates it. This is the case.

  • MirekE

    MirekE Correct answer

    4 years ago

    There are display profiles and editing profiles.

    For display profile that you set in System Preferences, either use profile that is a result of actual calibration or display profile from the manufacturer. In case of a MBP laptop display this profile is called Color LCD.

    For editing profile, which you set in your raw developer use editing profile like ProPhoto RGB, sRGB, etc. Export as sRGB.

    I suggest saying "There are display profiles and editing profiles (colour spaces of images)."

    @EuriPinhollow Point taken. However, editing profiles are not the only color spaces of images. For example, I can have an image scanned from a slide with scanner profile which is not great for editing.

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