Have you ever connected an external monitor to your Mac only to find colors do not look the same? The same background image on your desktop looks just slightly different on the external monitor, and it just does not feel right. That is because the external display is working with a different color space than the one on your Mac, so colors render differently.
So how do you fix this problem? Usually, calibrating your monitors and using the same color space would be enough, but there is just one small problem. Most of the latest Mac hardware uses a color space called Display P3, which is custom made by Apple.
Color scientists at BenQ have fine-tuned a color mode in the latest DesignVue and PhotoVue monitors designed to minimize the visual differences between your Mac and the external display. M-book mode performs precise color matching and is particularly useful for dual-monitor use, where your MacBook display and external monitor work together.
As you already know, most professional monitors come with standard color space modes. Whether it is Adobe RGB, sRGB or some other color space, they all have specific usage scenarios. Using these standards guarantees interoperability and is favored by all color professionals from web designers to photographers. Our custom designed M-book mode is not meant to replace them, but to offer an additional option to those who work specifically with a MacBook.
M-book mode offers you the possibility of working in a bigger display that shows you colors just like you are used to on your Mac. When performing tasks that are not color-critical you can easily choose M-book mode in your DesignVue and PhotoVue monitor’s OSD menu. When the need arises, it is just as easy to switch back to one of the standard color spaces supported by our monitors.
Color plays a crucial role in things we use and buy, and for those who design items like these for a living, ensuring color is accurately applied and displayed is a key aspect of their work. With most of the steps in the design process now being executed digitally, designers are relying more heavily on their computers and monitors to guarantee the accurate display of colors. In order to ensure the highest level of color accuracy, designers have to first familiarize themselves with a tiny set of data called ICC Profile, which plays a small yet decisive role in the design process.