Screen washed out - 2.2? Can't be?

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  1. Unnamed1 macrumors member

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    On Leopard I used a color profile that was posted on here for the 9CA3 screens - it looked great.

    After installing Snow Leopard and using this profile again my screen seems a lot more washed out. Is this due to the gamma increase to 2.2? If so where can I change this in the color profile to match the original.

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you try recalibrating the screen. Ghat should resolve the problem
     
  3. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you mean creating a new profile? I tried to do that but it just ended up looking horrible :(

    I was just wondering if I could use the color profile and reduce the gamma in that file somehow?

    Thanks
     
  4. dgm macrumors member

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    snow leopard has completely screwed up my display as well. I'm so fed up, ready to go back to leopard.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Increased gamma will do the opposite - make the screen look less washed out.
     
  6. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have been doing some research on this and apparently Snow Leopard has some issues with color management - there is a big thread about it on the Apple forums which I will try and dig out when I can.

    Basically I downloaded an override file for my monitor 9CA3 and defaulted to the old Leopard Color LCD profile and it looked a lot better, but the icons are still washed out and my screen colors still don't 'pop' like they did under Leopard.

    I think I am going to downgrade until they fix this. Knowing my screen can look stunning is enough of a deal breaker unfortunately.
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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  8. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Right did a clean install today and again it looks the same. Basically after reading up on this it seems the dock icons are brighter for some reason.

    They look really washed out - I have seen quite a few comparisons of how the dock icon looks different to the icon in the program etc.

    I hope they fix this soon :(
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    Shame it isn't something that can be captured easily - a screenshot won't retain the Color Profile (as far as I'm aware..) but you could try anyway?
     
  10. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have found the thread I was referring to. It's a subtle change, but I really do notice it being a designer etc.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=779711&page=2

    Here is a test that you can do yourself. Look at the dock icons, and then look at the applications folder using coverflow in Finder. The colors are a lot richer in the Finder.

    Here is my Photoshop icon too: (top = finder / bottom = dock)

    [​IMG]

    Not a major issue but at least I know it's not just me now :)
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    You don't need to reinstall the OS, you need to recalibrate your display. Either go through the wizard to recalibrate it, or use a hardware device. I recommend the latter if color accuracy is highly important.
     
  12. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have calibrated it - every time the dock colours come out looking washed out while the rest of the OS looks fine.
     
  13. Mal macrumors 603

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    Umm, then maybe you're calibrating it wrong? I can't even see the difference in the pics from your previous post, except the black border (due to bad cropping).

    jW
     
  14. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I would happily try someone else's color profile for Snow Leopard.

    I have a 9CA3 panel, but am willing to give anything a go :)
     
  15. Elzlaik macrumors regular

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    I noticed the exact same thing on my March 09 iMac. The icons are subtly paler than they were before Snow Leopard install. I was using the Windows Gamma settings before, too. However, the colours look great on my MacBook Pro. I thought I was going mad, at first, but I noticed it straight away after the installation and everyday since. Seeing your post, I now realize I am not crazy. I tried calibrating but I must suck at it, because it always comes out looking like 2001: A Space Odyssey.
     
  16. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    I have noticed the same thing with my display as well. I did a clean install and I have used many different color profiles for my display, but nothing fixes it. Really disappointing...
     
  17. Merlyn3D macrumors 6502

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    Have any of the updates for snow leopard fixed it?
     
  18. zeezon1990 macrumors newbie

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    can anyone share a correct color profile for 9CA3 in SL, thx
     
  19. zeezon1990 macrumors newbie

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    can anyone share a correct color profile for 9CA3 in SL, thx
     

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