TrueTone on a MacBook Pro. What you need to know?

Although the release of the new MacBook Pro was widely covered by the company, in turn, the line upgrade was really significant. For example, in laptops Apple first introduced a feature TrueTone. Today we will look at what is this technology and what are the pitfalls when using it.

About True Tone, was first reported in 2016. Then the option was used only in the professional line of tablets Apple. Since the technology is well proven and is now used in all recent models of iPhone and iPad Pro. Its arrival on the Mac was only a matter of time.

According to Apple’s representations, the function TrueTone works almost imperceptibly. For this purpose, the ambient light sensors. The sensors automatically track color temperature of the lighting, however, adjusting the white balance to the optimum. Thus, the image on the screen always looks natural, regardless of lighting conditions or time of day, which in turn reduces the load on vision.

In the last generation MacBook Pro for working True Tone use a multichannel sensor ambient light, which is located next to the FaceTime camera. So if you use an external monitor, you need to execute two conditions for TrueTone on it:

1) MacBook Pro Top cover must be open during operation.

2) you Must have a compatible external display:

— Apple Thunderbolt Display
— LG UltraFine 4K
— LG UltraFine 5K

TrueTone is not suitable for working with images and videos?

As it turned out, the True Tone has the right to life, even with professional handling of pictures or videos. The operating system automatically adjusts colors using ColorSync, so inaccuracies in color reproduction will be excluded.

So, how to enable TrueTone macOS?

To make it simple enough. Open “System preferences”, then go to the “Monitors”. You only have to activate the “True Tone”. Note that the technology can be used in conjunction with Night Shift.

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