Apple Slightly Bruised

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Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty

My friend is a user of an iMac with a 20 inch screen and his pictures of homes he took in Suffolk, Va weren't coming out quite right.  We found out the problem wasn't him, it was the computer he was using.  The system can only display 262,144 true colors.  The other millions of colors are a trick.  Apple uses a technology that shows similar shades at high speeds to create the illusion of the desired shade.  It works for the most part but you can see colors that don't appear smooth and that can be disconcerting.  I guess you always need to be careful with specs and who they come from.  If the pictures you are taking don't always look right, look at your monitor as well as the camera and the printer.

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Rainmaker
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Adam Brett
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Interesting view point.  People are quick to suspect everything but the obvious.
May 03, 2008 12:28 PM #1
Rainmaker
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I also work off a IMac and it sits beside a PC.  The same images on the PC look totally different on the Mac. 

May 05, 2008 02:04 PM #2
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Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
There is so much that go on inside the computers it is hard to tell if the monitor is at fault, the cables, the connections, the mother board, the program you are using or the graphics card or in the case of the iMAC the software that interprets the colors. 
May 06, 2008 01:09 AM #3
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Apple is going through some lawsuits for misleading claims in their advertising regarding 'millions of colors' which some of their screen didn't actually have. As I understand it, the older iMac-20s are fine, and so are the brand new ones. They don't use that technology, and actually have millions of colors. It was the ones in between, and some of the MacBook Pros that had a lower quality screen.

PCs and Macs are always going to look different. Typically, the PC is going to be much darker overall. But no matter what it is, the gamma should always be corrected to get the most accurate color representation.


 
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