Mavericks color problem

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by circassian777, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013

    Updated today my Haswell MBA to Mavericks GM and found out a weird colors issue in the new system
    First i realized that all the red colors (how it seems to me) became darker
    Secondly i found that in safari or any other system app occurs colors are different as it was on 10.8.5 and seem to be too saturated or dark (especially RED color)

    But when i use chrome or opera all the colors are good as under 10.8.5

    You can see difference in uploaded files (good one is chrome.jpeg)

    Any ideas?

    Attached Files:

  2. macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    not sure which is which but I think the right one looks right
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013
    Yeah I got it :)

    But What's the problem?

    Images look right only in chrome.

    All the images I open in mac os and all the icons look weird as it is on the left picture.

    on 10.8.5 colors was as on the right picture : (
  4. macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    I updated my Mac mini connected through my TV as well as my 2011 MBA yesterday. The saturation seems different on both compared to 10.8 so you're not going crazy. Something has definitely changed with the color profiles.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2013
    its seems darker to me.....
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2011
    Exactly the same here,

    I dont think its a problem more like they used a different default color profile. I have a samsung display and the red looks darker/contrast-ier - the samsung already displayed better contrast/color saturation than its LG counterpart.

    I am not sure how I feel about it yet.

    Funny how its more Red/contrast on Safari and not so on Chrome/Firefox!
  7. macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2009
    It's definitely been recalibrated - maybe even closer to iOS 7.

    I have noticed my Firefox and VM Ware dock icons a bit more rich. I guess the rest of them are too. I like it though - haven't checked out red stuff in Safari yet.
  8. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    You can use the ColorSync Utility to compare the ColorSync profiles:
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013
    I tried to replace my color profile by the one from 10.8.5 from time machine but nothing changes.

    Seems like it is not about color profile, probably Apple changed all the shades of colors or smith.

    But i am 100 percent sure that in chrome colors look much better.

    Don't know how to fix it :)
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Yes, they have adjusted the default saturation level. This seems hard coded as but I actually prefer it as it makes thing "pop" more.
  11. macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    I just use Spyder to recalibrate and everything back to the correct color.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2010
    I did this as well, it makes a very noticeable improvement...
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013
    What exactly did you do guys?
  14. macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2010
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013
    Thanks :)
    But Amazon doesn't ship to Russia lol
  16. macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    if you edit photo then it worth it. Else forget about it cause it will be a case of you only calibrate once and never use it.

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