Mac OS X color is off balance Calibration of colors off

April 11, 2013 at 20:57:19
Specs: Macintosh
Calibration doesn't reach original color settings/ pictures too dark, shadows would like to reset to original factory settings; this occurred using Automator application, which I uninstalled.

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#1
April 12, 2013 at 23:44:36
In 'System Preferences' open "Displays'
- and then 'COLOR'
- followed by 'CALIBRATE'
- then just follow the 'Assistant' instructions.

Ideally have your monitor near to a natural light source (window), otherwise you may end up with a slight color cast on your screen.

If having to view photographs a lot, it would be best to keep checking these settings ONCE A MONTH.

There is a possibility that your monitor may also be close to its' "use-by" date. (This used to be a problem with older Macs - 5 year life - but I don't know if the newer Mac monitors still suffer from it).


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#2
April 13, 2013 at 00:09:06
I've tried all you suggestions but have not worked. I stated tinkering with application "Automator" and got the colors off. Uninstalled it thinking they would revert to original settings, it did not. Was able to get them close enough to original settings w. calibration but unsuccessful to fully adjust them. Colors appear too strong, somewhat dark; I'm unable to soften them, even with brightness or white light adjustments.

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#3
April 13, 2013 at 00:23:23
When you try 'Calibration', do you have any 'Display profile' listed in the left-side box?

If so, you can just click on one until you see something that MAY be a factory setting - ie a computer name.

After 'Calibration' do you 'save' the profile?

ps Tried to post further info, but the wrong heading was under the topic in 'REPLY'.

I know how frustrating these little 'niggles' can be. Here's a few more possible solutions:

- ACCIDENTAL tapping of the f14 key will 'decrease brightness'

- 'Universal Access' (Sys Pref) can mess with your display, if 'enhance contrast' is checked - but again ACCIDENTAL tapping of Control/Option/Command can turn this on.

- Is your Display Setting set to 'Millions' of colours?

- Have you <checked> all the buttons in the 'Display' settings?


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#4
April 13, 2013 at 00:34:40
I save different profiles, I go through all of them and none able to reach color definitions as original--keep trying! Tonight I'm close to finishing since I'M tired of trying but will get back to it again tomorrow I'm sure. I've been dealing with this for days! Thank you for your feedback I'll post how I'm doing!

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