First of all, it is important to understand the goals of calibratingyour monitor. The goal is to make your monitor a useful device forsimulating prints, NOT to make your monitor its prettiest. Accuracy isthe goal - not some subjective idea of what's pretty. If you watchvideos, play games etc, your screen will look much better if you jack upthe brightness, contrast and saturation WAY beyond what you want to doif you’re trying to use your monitor as a proofing device for prints.
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A lot of monitors come with software that allows you to createmultiple scenarios (often called profiles, which can be confusing ifyou're using real ICC profiles). You can set up one mode for Photoshop(often the monitor can be made to switch automatically to this mode whenyou run Photoshop ), and another for movies/games or whatever. Thisvaries monitor to monitor so you'll need to look at the software thatcame with your monitor to see if it is possible (Eizos can do this onthe PC using the supplied Screenmanager Pro software).
The pixel density of Retina displays is so high that your eyes can't detect individual pixels at a normal viewing distance. This gives content incredible detail and dramatically improves your viewing experience.
In principle, you simply run through your calibration software (i.e. Eye One Match) on each screen (using either of the approaches above). This generates a profile for each device. Next, you must convince your operating system to load each profile into the correct video card for that screen. Monitor module for Eye-One Pro and Eye-One Display device: Create Matrix or LUT profiles. Accessible via options menu in the application. Extract calibration parameters like white point, gamma and luminance values from previously generated GretagMacbeth monitor profiles. (only for profiles that are generated with version 3.6 or higher). Since the iPhone 4 (326 pixels per inch) in 2010, every one of Apple's products has slowly migrated to Retina Displays, including the iPad (264 ppi), MacBook Pro and iMac (≈220 ppi),.
Mac computers that have a Retina display
MacBook Pro models:
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- 16-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2019. Native resolution: 3072 x 1920 at 226 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
- 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2012 or later, except the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012). Native resolution: 2880 x 1800 at 220 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
- 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in late 2012 or later. Native resolution: 2560 x 1600 at 227 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
MacBook Air models introduced in 2018 or later. Native resolution: 2560 x 1600 at 227 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
MacBook models introduced in 2015 or later. Native resolution: 2304 x 1440 at 226 pixels per inch. Support for millions of colors.
- 27-inch iMac models introduced in 2014 or later. Native resolution: 5120 x 2880. Models introduced in 2014 and 2015 support millions of colors, and models introduced in 2017 or later support one billion colors.
- 21.5-inch iMac models introduced in 2015 or later, except the iMac (21.5-inch, 2017) and iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015). Native resolution: 4096 x 2304. The Retina model introduced in 2015 supports millions of colors, and models introduced in 2017 or later support one billion colors.
All iMac Pro models. Native resolution: 5120 x 2880. Support for one billion colors.
Changing the resolution of your display
Your Mac automatically chooses a default resolution that is optimal for your display. To change the resolution:
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
- Click Displays.
- Select Scaled, then select any of the four or five scaled resolutions, depending on your Mac model. With scaled resolutions, text and objects can appear larger and more visible, or smaller to provide more space for windows and apps.
If you're also using an external display
If you're using an external display to extend your desktop, you can choose a preferred resolution for each display. To see additional resolutions for the external display, press and hold the Option key while selecting the Scaled button.
If you're using an external display to mirror your built-in display, your Mac optimizes for whichever display is selected in the ”Optimize for” pop-up menu. Allow your Mac to choose the best resolution for that display, or select Scaled and choose a different resolution.
When mirroring your displays, you can optimize for the external display instead of your built-in display
Using apps with a Retina display
If an app looks different than you expect on your Retina display or high-resolution external display, try opening the app in low-resolution mode:
- Quit the app.
- Open the Applications folder.
- Click the app once to select it, then choose Get Info from the File menu.
- From the Get Info window that opens, select the checkbox labeled ”Open in Low Resolution.”
- Close the Get Info window and open the app again.
Some apps that work best in low-resolution mode or that work only in low-resolution mode will have this mode already turned on, and in that case you might not be able to turn it off. The app developer might offer an update that includes support for the Retina display.
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Using Boot Camp and Windows with a Retina display
- Boot Camp supports resolutions up to 3840 x 2160.
- When your Mac is using the Apple-supplied Windows Support Software, Windows starts up with the maximum dpi (pixels) it supports, which is 144 dpi, or 150-percent magnification. As a result, items on the display appear small, with a lot of space. You can use the Windows Display control panel item to adjust this setting in Windows.