Easy Calibration for washed out display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bokes, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    New 13 MacAir.
    The display appears slightly washed out vs my Gen1 MacAir.
    Black is not as rich or deep.

    I tried to calibrate in the prefs- but my eyes are going buggy staring at that apple. IMO-
    I would much rather set the appearance via simple controls while looking at an actual real word app vs a test pattern.

    Any simple instruction that will get me a deeper black?

  2. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    I think contrasts are inherit thing, no way to fix it. Calibration will only work on getting more accurate color tone and gamma.

    If calibration can do magic, it'll render more expensive display panels waste of money.

    What's your display manufacturer? (here we go again!)
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Calibrate it anyway.

    Download SuperCal - the best software calibrator, if you don't want to use a spyder.
  4. OSMac, Aug 4, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011

    OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Use a MB Pro instead.

    Actually the blacks are very deep on the Air but the contrast is weak
    it looks somewhat better if you have the brightness turned up
    and back lights behind you.

    But in a darker room with the brightness down it looks washed out.

    MB Pros look much better in most cases except outside.
  5. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    Try Supercal - I did and was impressed with the results.
  6. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    By any chance, did you use migration assistant to move over programs, documents, etc., from another mac?

    I helped start this whole furor over the Samsung vs LG thing (Lesser Graphics:eek:), but the samsung started to look like crap after I did MA. I think the assistant copied the other machine's display settings into the Air. Bunch of tweaking later, the issue is resolved.

    Oh, sorry about the cheap shots at the LG screen. My bad.:eek:

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