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Macbook Pro with Retina Display

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Ig7, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran

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    I have an old Macbook Pro with the oldfashioned type screen that I use to process my photos and I calibrate periodically. I am planning to purchase a new MBP that has a retina display and I was wondering how does that affect image processing considering almost every image will look brighter and sharper with Retina display. Any opinions or suggestions?
     
  2. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

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    I have a 15" MBP Retina and it works great. But I guess I don't have much frame of reference to compare, as its the computer I've learned how to process on..
     
  3. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Good to know, thank you
     
  4. AG_Alex2097

    AG_Alex2097 Mu-43 Regular

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    Alex S.
    Both will do fine for processing, don't worry, they won't look very different (MBP Penryn, MBP Retina & Cinema Display (30") owner)

    The retina does have just a little more pop though ;) (unfortunately they are all glossy :/)
     
  5. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks for sharing. I think I might have to print some images out and compare screen to print. Do you calibrate your Retina displays?
     
  6. AG_Alex2097

    AG_Alex2097 Mu-43 Regular

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    Alex S.
    Not my laptops, the retina's color reproduction is quite good, however, i often work with dim screens to save my eyes, and then you do get a bit of a color shift, but if i'm editing or wanting to check the final edit, i turn up the brightness to evaluate, so it's fine ;)
    I have calibrated my 2 Cinema Displays however, as they differed from one another (due to an age/ run-time difference)
     
  7. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Interesting idea, will keep it in mind
    Thanks