Does screen bleeding actually matter?

Textureboy

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I did not know anything about Backlight Bleeding until I have reached this forum. My rMBP is on it's way and after reading all the complains I'm just wondering how does Backlight Bleeding effect the usage?

I tried the Backlight Bleed Test on my monitor and I did notice some bleeding. But I've been using it for over 4 years now and it has never effected me. If it wasn't for the test I would have never known about backlight bleeding.

Is it something worth returning/exchanging for?
 
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theBostonian

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It only really matters if it impedes your usage; do you require the screen to portray colours/contrast/saturation as accurately as possible for, eg, photo/video editing?

If not then I shouldn't worry about it too much.
 

Textureboy

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It only really matters if it impedes your usage; do you require the screen to portray colours/contrast/saturation as accurately as possible for, eg, photo/video editing?

If not then I shouldn't worry about it too much.
I am mainly using it for Photography. Will it affect the colours alot? :eek:
 

derbothaus

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Most bleeding is at the edges specifically bottom by the keyboard. Most laptops have some kind of light leakage. I have not seen anything abnormal in the rMBP's I have touched.
 

theBostonian

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You say your previous mac had screen bleeding, right?

Has anyone ever complained about the quality of your photography?

I'm sure that, if it's just at the bottom or side of the screen, it shouldn't pose a problem.
 

Textureboy

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You say your previous mac had screen bleeding, right?

Has anyone ever complained about the quality of your photography?

I'm sure that, if it's just at the bottom or side of the screen, it shouldn't pose a problem.
I actually don't own a Mac, but my Retina is coming tomorrow. I'm inexperienced with screen bleeding. I THINK my monitor has screen bleeding but I can't really tell because when I move angles it changes so I'm not so sure..

I'm very concerned about my rMBP praying that it's perfect, and a lot of people complain about the screen bleed and I just want to know how big of an issue this really is
 

theBostonian

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Honestly, my best advice is to just use it as soon as you get it. Don't do silly things like trying to force it to lag but do look for dead pixels just in case, and possibly image retention.

Finally, qua your photography, take pictures and then try to touch them up on the retina screen, maybe print one or two out to ensure they're accurate.

If your screen looks too yellow or blue then of course you can calibrate it before doing photo work.

Oh and FYI, to see if your current monitor has screen bleeding put up a completely solid black image in full screen mode and just look for unevenness.