The Dark side - older iMac

Started May 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Andy Hewitt Veteran Member • Posts: 3,783
Re: The Dark side - older iMac

Erik Ohlson wrote:

I'm using an older (2006) iMac, 2.16 Intel Dual core.

I'm noticing lately on the forums that photos that seem to be OK with other forum contributors look pretty dark to me. I'm thinking it's my old monitor.

I have brightness all the way up in System Preferences - is there some other way to get this older monitor to look a bit brighter?

Sounds like it's one the way out, there were a lot of the flat screen iMacs on eBay with busted screens.

You could try running a newer secondary display (I think these old ones can do it), and set it to 'Extended' desktop mode. Use the main display for your normal desktop stuff, and the secondary to display photos. It would be the cheapest option, and you could still use it if you upgraded later (get a DVI model though).

I run two displays off my Mac Mini quite comfortably, which is a 2.26GHz model (one 23" as a main display, and one 4:3 display for editing my Olympus photos.

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