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Screen colors don't look very vivid
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Mar 26, 2007, 06:39 PM
 
I got my black macbook about 2 weeks ago, and i've noticed that the colors just don't seem as vivid or lively as they do on the g5 I have at work. The g5 has 2 monitors (a 23" studio display and a 17" nec screen) and they both look like they have more color saturation then my macbook.

I've tried messing with the color set-ups but since I don't know a lot about the i just get either a reddish or blueish screen.

Did anybody encounter the same problem? Is there a solution or is it just because the macbook is cheaper than the pro line?

Thanks in advance,

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Mar 26, 2007, 07:26 PM
 
I would talk to Apple about it. The MacBook screen is one of the most vivid in any Mac in my opinion.
     
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Mar 26, 2007, 07:33 PM
 
I'll take the macbook to the office tommorow and hook it up to the nec monitor and see if that gives me better colors (then I will know if it's the screen or the video chip), after that i'll call apple about it.
     
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Mar 28, 2007, 01:14 PM
 
Try downloading a Macbook optimized color profile (do a Google search, there are some out there) and seee if that helps.
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Mar 29, 2007, 12:19 PM
 
I agree with your disappointment. I have Macbook Pro and a Toshiba. Text is clearer and colors more vivid on both tehn my Macbook Black. It's a glossy vs matte (sic?) screen issue I am told.
     
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Mar 29, 2007, 01:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I would talk to Apple about it. The MacBook screen is one of the most vivid in any Mac in my opinion.
really?... every macbook ive used is washed out compared to not only the iMac but the MacbookPro as well. I still think the Macbook screen is AWESOME for the price you pay, but by no means does it even compare to the Macbook Pro, take a look yourself if you dont believe me.
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Mar 29, 2007, 03:16 PM
 
I use a MacBook all the time. It really depends on light conditions. I agree that in the sun and bright light that it looks pretty washed out, but in medium and dark it looks pretty darn good. Way better than an iBook.
     
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Mar 30, 2007, 02:25 AM
 
I've found SuperCal to work pretty well. That said, I've never tried with anything else.
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Mar 31, 2007, 12:54 AM
 
Heck i just tried that SuperCal and it worked like a charm. I have been toying with the colorsync app and have never received the results that i received with this program.
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Thanks for the SuperCal tip. It works great!
     
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Apr 1, 2007, 07:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cucucachoo View Post
Heck i just tried that SuperCal and it worked like a charm. I have been toying with the colorsync app and have never received the results that i received with this program.
Hi,

Would you mind sharing your profile with us? I've used SuperCal and it helped, but it's still not as I like it.


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Apr 1, 2007, 08:38 PM
 
i don't mind at all. If someone would be so kind as to tell me where the profile file is stored i will email it to you.
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Apr 1, 2007, 11:56 PM
 
Hi,

No problem. You should be able to find it here:

/Users/<your user name here>/Library/ColorSync/Profiles/

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