I have a weird behavior between a PC and a Macbook (2016) regarding color accuracy.

The PC is connected to a BenQ SW271 monitor and the monitor is in sRGB mode

Both are calibrated using the X-Rite i1Display Pro in controlled environment.

I edit on the PC most of the time.

On the PC when I view an sRGB picture on chrome and capture one they are identical.

If I do the same on the Macbook, they are also identical. Night shift is of course off.


When I compare between the Mac and the PC, the picture is warmer on chrome and capture one on the Mac. +20 more saturated

So what could be the culprit here ? How can I find out what monitor is giving me the right colors ?


  • Is the screen really xalibrated or just profiled? What is your system conversion intent set to? Crome is not color managed. All bets are of.
    – joojaa
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 13:13
  • I've had a BenQ monitor and found is woefully inferior where color accuracy was concerned... (You get what you pay for. They are inexpensive monitors.) I ended up giving it away it was so bad. That's not to say all BenQ monitors are that bad, merely my own experience has caused me to never invest in a BenQ monitor again.
    – Scott
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 15:47
  • Did you run the large swatch samples, 400+ on profiling? I've found it a lot better than the default 120(?) Also, check you got the same display type & cd/m2 etc. Also check your workflow if you're in Adobe etc, many people put their display profile in their workflow, which just breaks things.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 5:51
  • @joojaa What if the diff ? I ran the calibration device and then applied the generated profile. Chrome use sRGB color space Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 14:51
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    So… you calibrated it… then changed the screen settings. Back to the drawing board.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jun 9, 2021 at 16:16

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Just to get this discussion into an answer…

what could be the culprit here?

Running the colour calibration & then changing the screen's hardware settings.

How can I find out what monitor is giving me the right colors?

Based on the aforementioned, it's probably the Mac - though only if you don't play with the brightness.

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