Have your monitor calibrated
Why should you have your monitor calibrated?
- Monitors display color differently, don't come pre-calibrated and they change over time.
- Your monitor needs to be calibrated if the skin tones are off, whites aren’t pure, blues look more cyan, highlights and shadow details are lost or grays and whites aren’t consistent causing a shift in color hue.
- A calibrated monitor will reduce your photo editing time and you’ll consistently be able to match your prints (from your own printer or a lab) to your monitor.
- You cannot trust your eyes to do the calibration manually to obtain true to life colors on your monitor.
Do Apple Monitors need to be alibrated?
Apple monitors are calibrated at the factory, they do not stay calibrated. So if you just bought your Mac, you should be fine. On the other hand, if you had one for some time, going over the calibration process will bring back those colors and brightness.
Do IPS monitors need calibration?
Even if IPS monitors are the best type of monitor for photography, they still change over time. They offer better viewing angles than LED or LCD monitors but the color shifting will happen, so calibration is still very necessary.