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Old 09-11-2008, 11:02 PM
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Seeking Mac advice

Seeking advice..thks
I use a macpro at work and would like to get an apple for own consumption at home.

1. Does any professional retoucher here uses a macbookpro for your work?
Is the screen adequate for high-end retouching? its only 17" but is the screen quality same as for imac display?

2. Non-apple monitors being much cheaper, anyone using them as external for your macbookpro instead of an apple display? How abt color management then.

Thks.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:55 PM
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Re: Seeking Mac advice

1 no the screen is not adequate - incidentally the current imac screens are ever worse, and have different tonal values top and bottom - truly the worst mac screens I have seen for a long time.

2 You need to buy a calibration device - Eye One or Spyder or something

If you are learning, then everything is OK and you don't need to waste your money. Go and and get a few drinks instead. Or buy your girlfriend some flowers maybe - or a puppy
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:23 PM
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Re: Seeking Mac advice

http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/03/....display.suit/
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:34 PM
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Cheaper?!
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&A=details&Q=
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:06 PM
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Thks for the replies.
The lawsuit thingy is quite a surprise to me.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:12 PM
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Re: Seeking Mac advice

Its not the number of colors thats the main problem - its the fact that the screens are inconsistent - generally they seem to have a completely different midpoint gamma top to bottom
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Its not the number of colors thats the main problem - its the fact that the screens are inconsistent - generally they seem to have a completely different midpoint gamma top to bottom
Is this true for the 20's as well as the 24's? Need to know as I am in the market soonest.
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It's only 20's, dell also used to play this game...
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:45 PM
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I use the small macbook attached on a 20' cinema display and it works fine. Btw. my macbook display is really really bad.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:41 PM
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I use the small macbook attached on a 20' cinema display and it works fine. Btw. my macbook display is really really bad.
Ist u posted this and next u said it crashed!!...lol..
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