Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 17 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3090 times:
I just got a new iMac today, amongst a 20" Cinema display.
I calibrated the Cinema screen for photo editing and viewing, but there has a huge problem come now.
Most of the things that should be white (the fields where you write your username, password and thread title for example) are black. So, to see what I wrote for the thread title I had to "select all" to see what I wrote. This has happened because of the calibration, but I wonder why the calibration caused this. This is very annoying, as there's very little I can do now.
So, any extreme Mac-guru (Klaus for example ) that cares to help me? If you need a screenshot, you have to tell me how I do it as I don't have Windows' "Paint" and I haven't got Photoshop CS3 yet (and I haven't learnt how to take a screenshot in MacOS ).
PS: And also, most of the things that should be black have a "256 colours craziness" 'look'. And, when you put the volume "up and down", there is a 256 colour 'thing' there too. Ahhh, I have to screenshoot this.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3048 times:
To take a screenshot on a Mac, hold down the CMD-SHIFT-3 keys, and you'll hear a camera click. To select an area to take a screenshot of, hold down the CMD-SHIFT-4 keys, and your cursor will change to crosshairs to allow you to draw an area. Look for "Picture 1.png", "Picture 2.png" etc. on your desktop as the result.
Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2992 times:
Now, as Klaus said, the effect wouldn't come in the screenshot.
Now, I have the cinema display in the calibrated profile, works like charm. The iMac is in the iMac profile.
I tried the Adobe RGB profile in the iMac and it looked exactly the same as the calibrated one, "collapsed".
At least, I'm satisified now. The photo screen is calibrated, and that's what I need.