iMac i3 , colors are off. Blue looks purple and other things?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tears2040, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Enjoying the speed of my new iMac i3 but the colors just seem way off compared to my older MBP. Perfect example is going to craigslist where the text is blue on my MBP but on my iMac the text looks purple.

    What is wrong here and what can I do to correct this?
  2. mlblacy macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2006
    the REAL Jersey Shore

    Either go through the color calibration setup in the system preferences, or it it is critical buy a hardware device like Syder. The new advice is to set the gamma at 2.2 and the temp at D65 or 6500. Even the Apple calibration will allow you to neutralize any color temperature shifts, which make your neutral tones look casted one way or another. It will take about 2 to 3 minutes to go through the Apple calibration...
  3. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    Straight from the box colours will be different, but usually not that different. Can you compare with other iMacs? Could it be another of the "Apple Quality Control" thingy...

    Tom B.
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Older MBPs had seriously warm backlights. My new LED-backlit iMac 27” looks completely different from my old 2006-era MBP. Just the way of things.
  5. scarboni21 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    You must be looking at it wrong
  6. tears2040 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Ok so if you go to to does the text appear to be purplish or blue?

    On my new iMac it's like purple and my 2007 MBP it looks blue.

    The calibration tool that came with my iMac really did not change anything.......
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    The text looks rather blue to me on my 27 inch iMac. I did notice that the operating system's using a lot of purple offhues to anti-alias the text on craigslist, so that might be why you're seeing a bit of purple.

    As for your macbookpro's text looking more blue, you can always just calibrate color temperature of your iMac.

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