MacBook Pro :: Windows XP And Washed Out Colors On Display
I have a question about Windows XP and washed out colors on the display. I hear that there are some display driver issues with the new unibody MacBook Pros when using either XP or Vista on a Boot Camp partition. Just to be clear, when I say "washed out colors", I mean to say that the colors have a blue-ish, faded look to them. I know that this issue lies with the type of color gamma (or whatever it's called) that Windows uses versus what Mac OS X uses. So, now for the 2 main questions I want to ask:
1)Is there any permanent solution to this weird color problem?
And, if not, then:
2)Is there any temporary solution, such as maybe a program that can apply a color profile for you? For example, I read on another forum that programs like LUT Manager (http://www.exactscan.com/lutmanager/) can help apply an .icc color profile that you have in Mac OS X and apply it to Windows (you can even have it apply it automatically when you start up Windows). Do any of you know something that might be even better?
Also, how do you make an ICC color profile in Mac OS X without actually applying it?
MacBook Pro :: LCD Display Colors All Washed Out
I bought my MacBook pro about a week ago and I've noticed that the display colors are all washed out. I have to tilt the display down in order to see the some colors. Has anyone else experienced this?
MacBook Pro :: Dell Monitor Not Calibrating Properly / Colors Seems To Be Washed Out
I usually use my 2209WA connected to my Desktop running Windows 7, but sometimes I'll connect it to my MBP. Windows seems to have found a color profile that works very well, which it got from Windows Update, created by Dell, presumably.It might not be good enough for someone who needs 100% accurate color, but it's good enough for me.
I tried two different profiles for this monitor connected to my MBP. The first was one I downloaded from a forum somewhere, and the second was the one Windows is using, copied over. The display looks OK with both, but the color depth isn't nearly as good as it is on Windows. Connected to my MBP, the colors look washed out and flat, while the same colors are much richer when the monitor is connected to my PC. For example, pure blue (#0000FF) looks faded when the monitor is on my MBP, and much deeper when it is on my PC. I tried changing the gamma setting under OS X (manual calibration), but it didn't have much effect. It is set at 2.2 for both 2209 profiles and for my MBP LCD's profile.
How can I make my monitor properly calibrated when it is hooked up to my Mac?
In both cases I am connecting the monitor with DVI (just moving the cable since I'm too cheap to buy a switch), and both OSes have it set at native resolution. The settings on the monitor (color, brightness, contrast, etc) do not change when I switch computers.
Mac Safari :: Colors Look Dull And Washed Out After 10.6
After upgrading to Snow Leopard, I've noticed that the colors in Safari (all colors, even straight css/html colors) look dull and washed out. I think it's also affected the dock, but I can't tell for sure. I can tell, however, that there is a big difference between Safari and other browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Here is a screenshot in safari, followed by the same screenshot taken in firefox: [URL]
Information: Macbook aluminium 2,4ghz Mac OS X (10.5.6)
IDVD (iLife 09/11) :: Colors Look Washed Out In Burned Project
After working a couple of months with Adobe PS CS4 and Apple FCE 4 on my new iMac I finally want to burn the results onto a DVD. But whatever I do concerning settings and tools the results regarding the colors are always the same (and disappointing): Compared to the FCE canvas the colors look washed out! Either in the DVD player windows besides the canvas(!) or on my standalone TV set in the living room.
My old DVDs created under Mac OS X 1.4 didn't show this behavior. I already browsed some gamma related articles, I already tried to export a DIVX (instead of a MOV), which looks beautiful and matches exactly the canvas coloring, but when it came to iDVD the burned result is as described above. I noticed exactly the same issues using DVD Studio Pro instead! There must be a kind of generic process responsible for the final rendering and using a wrong setting.
MacBook Pro :: Colors Of Display Just Awful
I have no idea what's going on with my laptop! .. the colors are really looks bad .. I was just working perfect previously. What I can see now is that the colors aren't rich as they was before ! the blue isn't that blue .. it's a bit washy and that's really annoying me What's going on guys? and is there's anyone facing the same issue?
Information: Unibody Macbook Pro 15.4" Mac OS X (10.5.7) 4 GB Ram, 250 GB HDD
MacBook Pro :: Colors Look Purple On Display
I have the 9C9E display. Is this a good one? Also, the colors on MacRumors look purple, where on my moms 2.4 Macbook they looked blue. Especially the thread links. What do I do?
MacBook Pro :: PhotoBooth - Display Flashes Quickly Into Different Colors
So I bought my MBP this past May and didn't have problems with it until now. I recently opened up my photo booth and noticed that the display flashes very quickly into different lightings/colors. It's very strange because the ceiling fan isn't on, and my MBP is sitting still. I've never seen this issue on anyone else's MBP either. I'm leaving for college very soon and don't want to leave unhappy with my MBP. If I visit the genius bar, will they give me a replacement with my one-year warranty?
MacBook Aluminum :: Screen Display Inverted Colors
My daughter drop my MacBook from the bed, and when we look back at it the colors of the screen were inverted, that meaning that the blacks were whites and so on. I've search everywhere and nobody gave me reason. I hope i can fix it before Tuesday, coz there's some graphic stuff I neeed to finish and i can't do it with inverted colors.
MacBook :: Display Colors Fuzzy - VGA Card?
I was given a Macbook 5.2 2009 Early, with nvidia 9400m because it has a little problem and the previous owner has taken another one. Basically, the display colors are fuzzy. I already tried the CTRL ALT CMD 8 but does not change much. I tried resetting the PRAM by holding down ALT + CMD + R + P at startup and waiting for the second sound before leaving, but nothing happened. I tried to re-install the operating system, but no way. I cannot try it on an external monitor, but using teamviewer this is the result, you see everything perfectly. The image also shows colors comparison. Could that be the display data cable? Display itself? VGA card?
MacBook :: TV As External Display Suddenly Displaying Only Thousands Of Colors?
It's been a while since I've hooked up my MacBook (late 2008 aluminium) to my TV (Samsung LE40M87BD), to use the latter as an external display for watching a film. Tonight I did it once again, and to my dismay the TV was displaying only thousands of colors. Maybe even only 256, I don't know. It's not a changed setting in my TV, as I've looked through its menu and couldn't find any option that would force it to display the millions it's certainly capable of.
After seeing this weird issue, I opened System Preferences. I looked in the Displays preference pane, but since some years Apple allows no manual control over the color depth anymore. So no luck there. I tried restarting, but that changed nothing. It outputs a correct 1080p 50Hz (PAL) signal, but the colors are just all wrong.
How can it be that my MacBook always used to perfectly display millions of colors on my TV, but now suddenly doesn't? I'm using Apple's own Mini Display Port to DVI adapter, and then a DVI to HDMI cable, which always worked problem free. So it's not the cables, I think. It has to be something in the hardware or software. I'm hoping it's software, otherwise it will be a more serious problem. I haven't tried BootCamp yet, but will do so tonight, just to see if Vista will output millions of colors.
MacBook Pro :: Screen Washed Out Compared To MBA
I just purchased a macbook pro 2.53 Ghz 13.3 inch laptop. I got it today and so far I'm loving it except for the fact that compared to my rev A macbook air, the screen looks a bit washed out? Like the screen and brightness on my MBA is still better?
MacBook Pro :: Connected To The LCD Projector Displays Washed Out Images?
I lecture for a living. My old G4 connected to LCD projector worked great; image displayed on computer monitor is same as that projected by LCD. However my new MacBookPro connected to the LCD projector displays washed out images, as if I designed my Keynote lecture using pastel colors. Also my black & white x-ray images are blue & white.
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
MacBook Pro :: Screen Washed Out Of Unibody When System Put Into And Woken From Sleep
if anyone else is having problems with their unibody Macbook pro screen getting washed out after a while - especially if the computer has been put into and woken from sleep. I run a 24 inch dell monitor along side my MBP in dual monitor mode, the MBP the slave monitor, with the Dell the main monitor. After a while of use, approx 2 hours, the macbook pro screen fades out/appears washed out. It seems to settle after either a restart or dimming the MBP screen to black for a few minutes. My MBP is not on a cooling stand but I'm going to get one Is this a heat thing, a firmware thing or a defective hardware? I'm running 10.5.6 and have updated the firmware/efi as per apple updates.
MacBook Pro :: Unibody - Dell 2408WFP Waking From Sleep And Washed Out Screen
I bought a new unibody Macbook pro in December and have had it linked to a Dell 2408WFP for 4 months now (dell monitor as primary monitor, macbook as slave via apple mini displayport to DVI adapter) and I am also using the dell USB ports to hook up my apple wired keyboard and logitech revolution MX mouse. Problems occurring ever since the beginning include: Occasionally the computer refuses to wake up either screen. It may flash blue and look like its going to come out of sleep (or monitor shut off) with no problems but then hangs. This is intermittent and I cant seem to trouble shoot what causes it. On top of that, more frequently, the Macbook screen looks washed out (loss of colour depth). It doesnt flash and there are no blank/white areas of screen, just very poor colour depth. This can occur even coming out of screen saver mode. It seems to correct itself with time or disconnecting the dell monitor. Main programs I always leave open are Firefox +/- Transmission. Seems to happen regardless of programs being open or not. Have updated everything that Software Update can find to update. Anyone else having these problems or have any ideas how to fix?
OS X :: 10.6.2 Inverted Colors Display In All Applications
I've just installed the 10.6.2 update in my new 21.5" iMac. When my computer restarted all the colors look inverted in all applications, dock, menus, photos, desktop image, everything. Does anyone has the same problem or an idea of how can I fix this?
OS X Leopard :: How To Synchronize Display With Printed Colors
The windows headed "Determine your display's native response..." seem confusing to me in the use of "match" and "neutral" matching of the backgrounds using the apple shape and adjacent sliders. I have accumulated several settings and may have tampered with the original one which I would like to go back to. The printer is a Canon iP6000 and produces great pictures off my Win XP machine whose native calibration I never had to change.
Information: iMac v.X, Leopard Mac OS X (10.5) Panasonic Lumix, video DVR-D300 (mini-RAM), Gateway/XP2
PowerPC :: Can't Lower Display Colors Enough
I have a copy of Sim City classic, I tried installing on my MBP, no classic/can't lower the screen resolution low enough. I picked up a Power Mac 5500/225 from work, figuring it would do the trick. I can't get the graphics any lower then 256, the game wants 16! It also has a black and white game, but even after I turned the monitor to black and white, restarted, still didn't see it as two tone. I love the original version of the game, and even though I know people claim you can play on the Maxis site, they never send me a log in, no matter how many times I try
IMac Intel :: Screen Display All Colors Appear Over Exposed
I'm new to the iMac and recently my screen and all colors appear "over exposed" for lack of a better term. It's as though someone moved the exposure way to the left and I can't get it back. It affects everything on the screen whether its photos, screen savers and websites. I've searched the settings for hours and hours and still no luck.
IMac Intel :: Display Colors Suddenly Altered
The colors of my display on my 20" iMac suddenly changed, as if the contrast was increased. The colors are off and the words are not clear. I tried adjusting the color and display settings, turning off/on again but nothing helped. I was not using the computer when it happened. I was sitting in front of it when suddenly some random windows were opened, one of which started flashing. I thought someone was hacking in so I turned it off immediately. Programs open at the time were skype, powerpoint, preview and safari. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this or what happened?
OS X :: Snow Leopard Ruined Colors On Non Apple Display
Okay, so I installed Snow Leopard on my parent's Mac mini and it has a Hanns.g display connected to it. In 10.5 Leopard, the colors looked normal (still not as good as an Apple monitor, but colors were close enough). Anyway, like I said, I upgraded to Snow Leopard and now the monitor's color is all out of whack. I tried re-calibrating it and everything. The weird thing is, I got the Finder to look okay, but all of the blue icons in the Dock (iTunes, iChat, Safari, QuickTime etc) look PURPLE! Also, the menu bar selections are the same purple color instead of that light blue. The other weird thing is... looking at the Finder icon in the Dock looks half purple and half light blue, but when I hit cmd-tab, it looks half blue and half light blue. The cmd-tab icon of the Finder looks like I'd expect it to look, but all the colors are completely destroyed in the Dock. Another thing is... scroll bars seem to look like normal blue too. One more thing... when I tried doing the manual calibration, it shows you how bright to make the monitor with the little graphic. The graphic looked so washed out that I couldn't make the monitor dark enough (on the darkest setting) to get even close to the picture that the calibration tool wants me to see. Is Snow Leopard only compatible with Apple monitors? I installed Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro (Apple Cinema Display) and all the colors are consistent. The colors look the same regardless of 2.2 gamma or 1.8 gamma, so please don't bring that up. I want BLUE icons... not purple!
Software :: Get Imac Screen To Display 256 Colors
In display in system preferences there is a tab with "Millions," "Thousands," and "256" colors,but 256 colors is dimmed. How do you set your MAC display to use 256 colors so I can play an older game?
Keynote 09 :: One Or More Colors Could Not Be Properly Read, And Not Display Correctly On Some Systems
This just happened after I installed the current update of iWork 09 two days ago. Seems that I cannot select theme "Gradient" (which is my favorite and often used). The first slide came up plain with a big "X" across the entire slide. There was a document error warning citing that "One or more colors could not be properly read, and may not display correctly on some systems." Seems this happens only "Gradient" and not for others.
Power Mac G5 :: Upon Start - Display Flashes Colors - Cuts Out / Goes Black
I have a 30-inch cinema display and a Power Mac G5 (quad). Last night I was toying around by trying to boot an old 450 MHz G4 connected to my G5 via firewire ( I need to do some work on the G4 and it doesn't support my big display). So I connected it to my G5 via firewire target disk mode, then selected the disc (which has 10.2 on it) in the Startup disk preferences via System Prefs. Then I tried it and got a kernel panic. Alright, so it didn't work. Oh well. But now that everything is disconnected and my G5 is back to it's normal state (meaning the G4 isn't connected at all), when I start up, my display acts very weird. I get a few flashing colors blocks at the beginning, then it blacks out. Then when I login, it goes black again, then pops back on. So I'm trying to figure out what I did to my baby and how to fix it.
Information: Quad-core 2.5 G5 Mac OS X (10.5.1) 30" Apple Cinema Display
MacBook Air :: Screen Is Very Washed Out On 11.6?
I just got my 11.6 mba yesterday. I absolutely loved it but after one day use and compared to my 13.3 mbp and my 21 imac , I found that the screen is very washed out, especially the red color. Does anyone else have this problem with their screen.
some information about the lcd Manufacturer 00000610 Model 00009CF3 Date: C89CB080
MacBook :: The Screen Looks Sort Of Washed Out?
I've had my MacBook for around two months now, and I've noticed this problem ever since I got it. The screen looks sort of washed out, similar to issue the iPod touch had when it first came out. Blacks don't appear black enough. It looks fine if you're looking up at the screen, but if you look down to it, dark colors are too light. I've tried the color calibration, and it has helped a little, but the problem still exists. Is there a way I can get rid of this? I've posted some pics below. They were taken with my iMac's camera, so they aren't that good.
Quicktime Pro Video Playback Is Washed Out
This is question is being posted in the Mac OS & System Software because I couldn't find Quicktime under Windows software. Quicktime Player works fine under XP Pro on one PC and my other XP Pro computer has Quicktime Pro. MOV video is washed out running with Quicktime Pro but also Realplayer's playback is washed out.†All other image files display fine.
Power Mac G5 :: Video Card Fried / Display Started Showing Vertical Columns Of Colors?
I own a PowerMac G5 (later model), and it's a godsend. However, upon booting up today, my display started showing vertical columns of colors, and occasional green rectangles scattered across the screen. At first, I thought it was my display, so I reset its settings and reset the PRAM, but nothing changed. Now there are discolored rectangles all over the screen. I looked around these forums, found related topics/answers, and I'm afraid my video card may be the problem (it's an ATI Radeon 9800, I think...it's hard to make out anything from System Profiler with my screen all messed up).
The thing is, I want to take out my video card to see if something's out of place, or if there's dust lodged somewhere I can't reach. The only problem: I don't know how to take it out!As soon as I'm able to detach it and reattach it, I'll keep you updated.
MacBook Air :: Screen Appeared Too Bright And Washed Out
just received an 11 with 128 ram and 1.6 chip which at start up came up with a slightly grainy welcome intro video and then the screen appeared way too bright and washed out...not sharp and deep like i saw in the store. do i need to return it or is this fixable?
MacBook Pro :: Use External Display With Windows 7 And (Unibody)
I just set up my new Macbook Pro 15 inch with the Windows 7 beta, and noticed that I couldn't get the external monitor to be seen using Windows 7 only. I am using my Dell 30 inch monitor and it was only seeing the laptop's main display. The fix was to download the Nvidia video drivers for the 9 series (e.g. the GeForce 9600/9400), after which it was maically able to see the display. [URL]
Information: Macbook Pro early 2008 Mac OS X (10.5.6) GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive 7200 RPM
MacBook Pro :: Can Not Display External Monitor Under Bootcamp Windows XP?
I have got my new uMBP i7. It is gorgeous, super happy with it . Because I need to run several programs under Windows XP, I have installed Windows XP under Bootcamp. I used Winclone to migrate bootcamp partition from my old MBP to the i7.My problem is that when I linked my external monitor (20 inch ViewSonic) to uMBP using the Minidisplay-to-DIV adaptor from Apple, there is no display on my external monitor. I can set the external monitor as extension of main monitor under "Setting", but after the windows Ding/Done sound, there is nothing on my external monitor. Does anyone have experiences about fixing this problem?
But I'm gong to run Windows 7 (and 8) on the machine, which have nerver been a problem on my current MacBooks/iMacs.¬†But now I wonder how Windows will handle this resolution?¬†
Windows has a DPI setting that makes everything bigger on a high resolution display. I never used it, and I don't know how well it works. Is that the way to go?¬† Would you change the order to a none retina display, if you were me?¬†