Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    giulio's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2007
    Location
    NY USA
    Posts
    1,813
    Specs:
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Color Banding, ugly gradients, gui elements off
    Hey folks.

    I have 7.1 iMac at work. (aluminum, )
    2GB ram.
    2.4Ghz C2D.
    256MB video (ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro)

    At home I have a 5.1 iMac (white plastic chin, a year old)
    2GB ram.
    2.3Ghz C2D.
    256MB video (I dont remember the card)

    Working at home, the graphics looks a lot better. There is less banding when dealing with subtle gradients. At work, there is lots of banding, and even gui elements seem wrong. Take a look at the attached. Zoom in real close. You can see a box around each button!

    I have both using 'Millions' of colors. Both running 10.5.1.

    What could be giving me poor color at work but not at home? Being that I can show you the incorrect color in a screen shot... I am thinking the video card is working fine and it's Leopard not working right. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jules
    Attached Images Attached Images
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

  2. #2

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,757
    Well it can't be the monitor if you can capture this in a screen shot, but yes, it could be the card. If the card is not rendering colors correctly, then it would affect any output. It could also be Leopard (wrong drivers?). Have you tried adjusting your contrast and brightness settings? If one or the other is set to an extreme, I suppose that could be part of the problem.

  3. #3

    giulio's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2007
    Location
    NY USA
    Posts
    1,813
    Specs:
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Yes I've adjusted brightness/contrast, I set up a few calibrated profiles. It doesn't do anything. Changing brightness & contrast does not change the number of colors the card/monitor uses.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Display banding problem
    By Mike Sharrard in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-31-2014, 02:58 PM
  2. Iphone 5 is ugly
    By CanuckBoater in forum iPhone Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 10-17-2012, 03:04 PM
  3. MBP 15 Inch - Banding On Screen Problem
    By tarheel in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-06-2009, 03:12 PM
  4. gradients not smooth
    By BetaOrange in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-23-2008, 06:51 AM
  5. ugly!!!!
    By akira_mac in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2007, 03:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •