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new iMac G5 and monitor issues


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Hey guys...Im at my wits end now and need some advice. I just got a iMac G5 the other day and got it set up. Well, the monitor is bright as hell. It looks GREAT, but for editing my images (Im a wedding photographer) it is throwing me off. I borrowed a OptiCal Spyder and tried to calibrate it, but its still to contrasty. How can I lessen the contrast on this thing? The brightness is fine, I can pull that down, but the contrast is causing everything to look washed out when I print. It looks good on the screen, but it isnt what I need it to look like. To bring down the contrast would be the thing to do. HOW?

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Have you tried using the Display Calibrator in System preferences?

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yeah, i did...but after I calibrate it with the Spyder, I dont want to mess with those settings. On the PC, there is a setting for contrast ONLY. the color and brightness on this machine is awesome, but the contrast is off.
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Go to System Preferences and then Displays. Click on the 'Color' tab. Try changing the profiles in the list. You can change the color and washed-out-iness with some of the profiles. It works on my PowerBook, but I don't know about an iMac. Hope it helps!
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Try the contrast in universal settings

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