Make pictures lighter on OS X 10.6.6

Discussion in 'macOS' started by omarjk, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. omarjk macrumors regular

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    #1
    I apologise for the crude and luddite-like title, but that is the best way I can think of encapsulating the problem I am having.

    I run Snow Leopard and have noticed for a while that, on my normal log-in profile, photos are darker and therefore less detail is visible. The same photo on the guest profile or any other machine appears with far greater clarity.

    For example, a photo of a dark coat can be easily viewed in guest profile, but on my profile it is just a black blob. It is even better to view the photo on my iPhone.

    I have tried changing the Color profile setting in Displays, going back to the default Color LCD profile, but it has not made much difference.

    Does anyone have tips on how I can resolve this problem. I want to see photos again!

    Thanks
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    #2
    You probably have changed the Gamma on your profile to something different (darker) than the default, this Apple doc explains more about Gamma and how to change it:

    :apple: Mac OS X v10.6: About gamma 2.2
     
  3. Modernape macrumors regular

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    Had the same problem myself - here's the fix - Sys Prefs> Universal Access> make sure the 'enhance contrast' slider is all the way to the left.
     
  4. omarjk thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Sorry for the delay in replying. Thank you very much. This was the problem. Such a simple fix to a tedious problem.

    Thanks again.

     

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