Color profile changed in ML? (iMac mid 2010)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by skadd, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. skadd, Jul 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012

    skadd macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
    It may just be my imagination, but ML seems to have a bit more saturated colors, contrast and just a little more red in there on my mid 2010 iMac.
    Is the color profile changed or something? Maybe the profile is best suited for the newest iMac and not for the older ones. I would guess the new iMacs have different panels?
    Coming from Snow Leopard btw.

    Edit: Also I have to say it looks better than on SL, but I'm worried the increase in contrast and saturation may look wrong in comparison to print and other displays.
  2. iccir macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    Cupertino, CA
    Are you seeing this system-wide, or in specific applications? 10.8 changes the way that images without a color profile are displayed. I first noticed this a few minutes after booting up when all of my Terminal colors were desaturated :)

    In 10.6 and 10.7, the system would assign them the color profile of the main display. In 10.8, the system assigns the sRGB profile in most Cocoa apps (the exception being WebKit, which uses the main display as before). This results in a ColorSync conversion.

    If you are interested in how this plays with the color picker and color meters, I'm working on an article here:

    If you are using Adobe software that doesn't have color management (Fireworks) and this is interrupting your workflow, you can try my ColorFaker fix here:

    Note: If you are seeing this system wide, some people on Twitter have reported that a reboot fixes the issue.

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