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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Five (Mac): Now it asks you to select a white point. I use D65 (around 6500 Kelvin, in case you care). Why? That's what most of the pros use, because it delivers a nice, clean white point without the yellowish tint that occurs when using lower tempera- ture settings. With the slider set at D65, you can click the Continue button. The next window just asks if you're sharing your computer with other users, so I'm skipping that window, because if you are, you'll click the checkbox; if you're not, you won't. Snore. Step Six (Mac): When you click Continue again, you'll be greeted with a window that lets you name your profile. Type in the name you want for your profile, and click the Continue button. The last window (which there's no real reason to show here) just sums up the choices you've made, so if you made some egregious mistake, you could click the Go Back button, but seriously, what kind of huge mistake could you have made that would show up at this point? Exactly. So click the Done button and you've created a semi-accurate profile for your monitor (hey, don't complain--it's free calibration). Now, you don't have to do anything in Photoshop for it to recognize this new profile--it happens automati- cally (in other words, "Photoshop just knows." Eerie, ain't it?). Color Management Step-by-Step Chapter 5 135