Image less colorful as wallpaper

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

  1. fkaname macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2006
    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:

  2. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    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

    Nov 14, 2005
    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

    May 15, 2006
    That could be it, I'll try it, thanks.
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    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

    Nov 14, 2005
    Hey, that's my desktop image too! (Well, up until a couple weeks ago.)

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