If you only use your Mac for browsing the Web, sending and receiving email, and working in a word processor, it’s probably not all that important for it to have accurate colors. Contrarily, if you work with photos or videos, or even if you like to watch movies in the best possible conditions, calibrating your display is essential.
The calibration process tweaks a number of settings to get the colors and contrast on your Mac as accurate as possible. It does this by changing the intensity of the main colors — red, blue, and green — and setting the white point, or the neutral white color that you see when, say, you open a new document in a word processor.
It’s easy to color calibrate your Mac’s display. Here’s how you can do it.
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