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HI Brian

I just bought a new iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5 inch, 3.2 Ghz Intel Core i7, 32 GB DDR4, Radeon Pro 560X 4 Gb, HD 1TB Fusion Drive).

What I am wondering, I have a Color Munki Display calibrator and the pictures from my printer are a bit darker and warmer than what my screen shows. I have followed all Damien's steps for calibration, light in the room etc. but was hoping to be a little more accurate. 

Is there a different calibrator that maybe works better with Apple than the one that I have purchased?

 

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1 minute ago, Kellie W said:

What I am wondering, I have a Color Munki Display calibrator and the pictures from my printer are a bit darker

Are you saying that your screen's brightness is at 0?

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No its at 4 stars, which is the closest number. I can't make the brightness bar match that part of the calibration process. So I pick the lower option as per your instruction. 5 stars is too bright and 3 starts way too dark.

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Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by "stars".  Is there no brightness slider in Display Preferences on your OS?

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Ok found it. Its the darkness is good now. I was using the F1 button.

Screen Shot 2019-08-06 at 4.15.03 PM.png

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Well I spent a lot of money and bought new ceiling lights that were 5000K, so they aren't very yellow when I look up. I really hate going somewhere and all the light is yellow. But someone might say I am being really picky.

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Ok, great!

In that case, have you tried calibrating to different temperature targets, per the troubleshooting part of my instructions?

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I am using Native 80. Native 100 didn't work. But I think I figured it out. When I lay the picture down on the table, its much closer to the monitor than holding it sideways. Would that make sense and be ok?

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No, that's not what I meant.

I'm talking about the "White Point Targets" section of the troubleshooting.

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For the record. I’m always at a target of “80” with the ColorMunki and my iMac. 100 is just too bright. The other number I can get to around 82 or 80. After calibration, I make sure my brightness is 2 or 3 ticks from the left, depending on which printer I use; regardless what what the calibration software says. “82” is even too bright, I just use the ColorMunki for color accuracy and experience has shown me that 2 ticks from the left is a safe number. Sometimes I push things to 3 ticks, and which works well for web photos. 

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Thank you. I think that I have it right finally. I would have never guessed that 2 ticks was the monitor working right. 

 

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