Image less colorful as wallpaper

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fkaname, May 16, 2006.

  1. fkaname macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed that on my MacBook Pro, when I set an image as wallpaper, the colors become paler. This is sort of a strange problem because I don't remember that happening on my other Macs. Has anyone experienced this before?

    Here's an example:

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  2. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Could be that the computer is smart enough to shift it from a CMYK image to an RGB image since it figures the wallpaper will be used on a screen. Otherwise, I dunno.
     
  3. Peter A macrumors newbie

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    Shot in the dark - by any chance is the image saved in aRGB? If so, try a copy saved as sRGB instead (i.e., optimised for the internet, aka monitor display)
    Just a thought, as images posted on line in aRGB have a 'washed out' appearance. It's supposed to go to a printer, not a screen.
     
  4. fkaname thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That could be it, I'll try it, thanks.
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Personally I think the desktop in that screen shot looks better (more natural) than the picture opened up in that window.
     
  6. MrC539 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, that's my desktop image too! (Well, up until a couple weeks ago.)
     

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