any app to measure screen brightness

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anonymous4a, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    Anyway to measure the candelas of a macbook pro screen ? I'm curious how some reviewers get their numbers of screen brightness
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Of course, am sure they use some kind of light meter instrument.

    Ur camera has a light meter. The better ones will give u a number, in STOPS (photography parlance) not as precise as an instrument that reads candela output.

    And App for that? Go into the Apple store to find out.
     
  3. anonymous4a thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is there an app to measure screen brightness?
     
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    ?????

     
  5. anonymous4a thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I checked in the app store, there's a lot of apps for tweaking the screen brightness but I can't seem to find any for measuring the screen brightness
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Can a ruler measure itself?

    You cannot expect to measure screen brightness by using your screen, that makes absolutely no sense at all.

    Websites that post this number most likely use something of this nature: http://www.hotektech.com/GossMavolux5032.htm
     
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Oh my god my brain.
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I hope he means an App for the iPhone.
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    This is exactly what I said out loud when I read the OP. I'm glad we're on the same page.
     
  10. anonymous4a thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha..o I thought there was a way the computer itself could measure how bright it makes the screen.. because it could measure internal temps.. maybe it could also measure how bright it makes the screen
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Two very different measures with two very different measuring techniques, you are comparing apples to oranges.

    I would not try to measure torque using a thermometer, see what I mean? Unfortunately what you are asking is both impossible and non-existent.
     
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