Yellow Tint???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jac68984, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. jac68984 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2010
    What do you think. Shots taken with a Canon XSI; converted from RAW; white balance is as shot with camera setting on auto; and .jpeg file saved in medium res. I will reserve my opinion until you have had your say.

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  2. jac68984 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2010
    The serial number says it is a 2010 week 2 model in case anyone was interested.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I am not sure anyone is :eek:
    What exactly is your point?
    You need to be clearer about your purpose in posting
    There are a number of threads on iMac yellow issues
    And it is a well documented phenomena
    What are you wanting to know?
    If yours is yellow?
    That is something you will have to decide yourself and approach Apple
  4. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
    I was in the Apple store this weekend to get some things. I was asking about yellow tint and whether or not they had seen any come in.

    They said they had seen a few, and that if you received a defective screen with the yellowing that there is no missing it.
  5. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
    It could just be the photo, but it seems that screen has a yellow in the bottom bar.
  6. mac88 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Boston, MA.
    It looks as though there are some areas of yellow to me. If you are not satisfied, return it. Good luck!
  7. 09iMac=Fail macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2009
    If that photo is an accurate representation of what your screen looks like, take the iMac back for repair/replacement. That screen is nasty looking.
  8. CiscoGuru&aMac macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2007
    I just bought a 27" iMac and haven't noticed the tint, HOWEVER, Apple has been "Warming" up their displays of late on the iPhone/iTouch and MacBooks. I'm guessing this is probably the norm, though I'm sure there is some variance in warmth from display to display. The yellow tint actually enhances color if it's not too much, otherwise it throws it all off. I think unless you're a graphic designer where color reproduction must be as close to perfect as possible, I wouldn't give it a second thought. Enjoy it, don't pick it apart. It's sooooo easy to get overly anal with Apple products.

    Good luck. :) :apple:
  9. StarTzar macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2010
    If it is yellow tinged, take it back.

    I have returned 4 yellow tinged 21.5 iMacs. My son has returned 5 yellow tinged 21.5 iMacs.

    I have decided to wait for the next redesign.

    After many calls to Apple care, my son's case was elevated to the highest degree and so he ordered his sixth 21.5 iMac through the Apple representative that is handling his case. It was ordered on the 11th of February and he received it today.

    Guess what, it's got the yellow tinged screen plus the hard drive is so noisy, you can hear it clear across the room. It too is going back tomorrow. Very disappointed in the IMac product. The representative will get a call back from my son.

    This is our first attempt at moving from PC to Mac.

    Needless to say that the experience so far.... sucks big time.
  10. 09iMac=Fail macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2009

    Should we contact Apple and tell them to remember to warm up the top half of the screen? :p
  11. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    :D That's really funny. :D
    I would like to tell them to make the top half of my display warmer or the bottom half cooler. I wouldn't care which way they went. If it was just the same color over the whole screen, I could deal with it by calibrating the display.
  12. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2007
    That looks just like mine does, after a while I really think it is just the way the camera sees the screen to be honest.

    I did every a screen shot of my desktop and using the color tool for the mac to see if there was a change of color in the greys and whites and nothing. All were even.
  13. jac68984 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2010
    From what I understand, if you take a screenshot, using like command + 3 or whatever, you will always get a picture that shows even color and no tint because the screenshot is taken at the video card level and, thus, would not show the color variance in the LCD screen. That is why I have been taking screenshots with a DSLR w/ no flash. In CS4 there is approximately a 600 degree temperature difference from the upper left-hand portion of the screen to the lower right-hand portion of the screen. If you have photoshop or some other program that measures color temp, this would seem to be a good test.
  14. CiscoGuru&aMac macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2007
    Yeah, see this is what I was referring to when I said Apple is "Warming" up their screens. People forget that tint is crucial in making things look right, no less so than other color parameters. From what I'm seeing, it's all within the realm of technical plausibility, I don't see a defect from your screen caps. That said, I'm not an expert on display technologies or Apple hardware consistencies/trends over past years. I opine this is going to be the same problem that the iPhone had, people will demand screen replacements, Apple will haggle, some will pacify themselves, others will not.

    Your display looks good from the pics, I think it's all personal preference. If it bugs you, have them replace it. Just remember that the next unit my have the very same issue.

    Luck. :apple:

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