Any way to set the contrast of an iMac?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I have a 27" iMac. With my previous display (for a Windows desktop) allowed me to control the contrast right from the monitor itself. All the iMac seems to have is the "calibration" program that pops up in system preferences.

    I'm trying to use a little less contrast because my 27" iMac constantly gives me headaches.
     
  2. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    Typing "Contrast" in the systems preferences search directs me to the Universal Access panel, although you can only turn it up, at least on my computer.
     
  3. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I can only turn it up.

    And the monitor calibration application is too convoluted - I don't even know what most of that stuff means even though it says you can set the contrast there.

    There is no bar to set it where you want it like in the Universal Access area.
     
  4. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    Try moving this custom calibration into the /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays directory and see how you like it. I messed with the contrast a bit.
     

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  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Yeh you could just calibrate your display and make your own profile. This way you can also do some color correction if necessary.
     
  7. Zephar macrumors newbie

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    iMac contrast control

    You can control contrast by:
    command+option+control and using the ‘.’ & ‘,’ (period & comma)
    Best,
    Seth

     

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