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The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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Set the color profile of my external monitor

I have bought an external monitor (ASUSP277) but I have noticed a difference in colours between the monitor and my Macbook Pro. It's quite annoying, especially since I'm using it for web development....
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iPhone 6s display color profile differences between devices

Comparing three iPhone 6s side by side, I noticed fairly significant differences in the appearance of colors between them. One in particular is much warmer looking, especially for whites. I have ...
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No dual brightness control - 2017 MacBook Pro and dual LG UltraFine 5K Display

TL;DR Both 'dual' controls show in OS for brightness, but they both only ever control one of the two monitors. Basic Summary When I plug in dual thunderbolt displays, everything appears okay until ...
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Wrong factory display callibration for MacBook Pro 2016 15"

I believe that there is an issue with the factory calibration of my 15" MacBook Pro 2016. This was the first MacBook with a DCI-P3 display and I got mine in December. I want to find out if this is a ...
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Documents where the viewer can adjust features such as size colour font easily

I'm currently working on an assignment for teaching and learning strategies for students with a very broad range of disabilities that can inhibit reading literacy abilities. I'm thinking of an ...
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Is there any way to use Automator or a script to change all the font colors on each slide in a PowerPoint presentation?

The professor did not use a template and each text box was made as he created the presentation. Text color varies through the various sentences highlighting words, but I would like to remove these. I ...
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Can you change the text background color in TextEdit

The context is that I took some notes in TextEdit and copied command examples from my green-on-black Terminal window. The text appears in the style and color of the source: But I wanted to change it ...
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How can I disable color management on OS X?

I'm not sure if it's possible but I'd like to disable color management on OS X, or at least when working with Photoshop and Illustrator. The problem is that no matter what I do in both application ...
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How can I correct the fact that text highlight colour different from item selection colour, in OSX and macOS since 2002?

Is there a workaround or solution for the fact that Apple have made text highlight colour, in e.g. TextEdit and Preview (pdf with text) different from the colour used to highlight items in e.g. Finder ...
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macOS Sierra changing color profiles at startup

I have seen this issue discussed for previous macOS iterations, but there never seems to be a solution. I have yet to find much discussion for Sierra and I am getting quite frustrated. I run a ...
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Available colors in iTerm / terminal.app

I'm trying to make my own colorscheme in Vim, but are struggling to see the available colors in iTerm. Here are my iTerm-color-settings: Here's how I can use it in Vim (for example using ctermfg=...
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Make universal color adjustments to MacOS

Does anyone know of an application that would allow me to make universal color adjustments to the OS? This would mean being able to adjust saturation, black points, white points, or even ideally apply ...
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Setting 8-bit/16-bit color depth on macOS without using commercial apps

Can I set 8-bit/16-bit color depth system-wide without buying commercial software (e.g. Display Maestro)? I would preferably do this by editing system files, but a free app is OK too.
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New Mail client does not keep correct coloring of mail

I recently upgraded from Mavericks to Sierra. The new Mail client bugs me: My main problem is a change in the way it sends clipboard copies of what was in the Terminal app. Previously, when I sent a ...
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Can I get an external display to have 10-bit color on a 2015 rMBP?

The setup is a 2015 13" Macbook Pro with Intel Iris Graphics 6100, connected via Displayport to a Dell U2711 (which is capable of 10-bit color.) The OS is Sierra. Is there a way to get the external ...
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Flux vs Night Shift? [closed]

New MacOS sierra 10.12.4 introduced us new feature called Night Shift . Is it better to stick with flux software https://justgetflux.com/ or just use Night Shift? Pros and cons of using these ...
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Digital Color Meter does not show all pixels. Is there a tool that does?

Digital Color Meter seems to drop pixels from the inspection window on retina displays. Here is what Digital Color Meter thinks the spotlight search icon looks like: However, a screen capture PNG ...
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Safari and Firefox displaying different colors than Chrome

On this website, the blue button has the defined color #1E9AE2. In Safari and Firefox on macOS, this color is displayed as #449AE0: In this screenshot, Safari is on the left, and Chrome to the right. ...
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Enable or disable Night Shift via Terminal

I'm running an iMac model 14,2 which to my knowledge does not support Night Shift (I have heard it is only supported on late 2013+ models). Well I recently updated macOS 10.12.3 to macOS 10.12.4, and ...
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Different colors between Monitor -> Display

I just got home from buying my 2nd 4K monitor. This time, I bought a Samsung 4K monitor, but, I recently returned a 4K monitor from LG due to the same problem. The problem is that the colors are ...
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Why do sidebar folders turn white?

Sometimes, not always, when I drag a file to a sidebar folder, it turns white. The folder I'm dragging into turns white, and it doesn't turn back. I have to delete the folder from the sidebar, and ...
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Very poor rendering quality with my Macbook Thunderbolt 27''

I have a MacBook Pro (2015) with an external Monitor Mac Thunderbolt (2013). I've NEVER had a beautiful image on my external monitor, no matter the OS X version was. At work, I'm working with an ...
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How to change color of Birthdays calendar?

I'm surprised this doesn't appear to have been asked here. Trying to change the color of the "Birthdays" calendar generated from my Apple Contacts and shared via iCloud to my macOS and iOS devices. ...
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Bug? macOS Sierra Preview/Quick Look issues with rendering colors of images when using any icc profile other than the macOS standard

When I installed Sierra I also profiled my display (with a spectrometer) and have been using the created icc profiles since then. Both Quick Look preview and the macOS preview app when displaying ...
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Reset/change Emoji color for human features

I inadvertently hit the wrong color for a human emoji. Holding it down does nothing and I really need this particular emoji to be correct.
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iTerm2 applies strange color to vim's default

When I updated my iTerm2 recently in November (the main release, not nightly-build), colors are rendered strange. Fortunately, I restored old iTerm2 in the trash can, and made a comparison. In each ...
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Match second monitor settings to first

I'm new to using the Mac. I'm a photographer, use a MacBook and recently purchased a Mac monitor (discontinued, bought it second-hand) to connect to my MacBook as a second monitor for my photo editing,...
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Using Digital Color Meter

In the Window where it shows Digital Color Meter, what is the unit of measurement used in RGB?
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Custom Finder Selection Color

I visited the Apple Store yesterday to try out the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The Finder has a really nice black selection when clicking on an item. I can reproduce it by changing the selection ...
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exporting LSCOLORS in .zshrc not working as expected

In my .zshrc file I am loading my color scheme using the below command: export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced But when I load my terminal I get another color scheme. I am not sure ...
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Looking for an app to name colors on Mac (colorblind)?

I am colorblind. I am looking for an app to help me identify colors by their basic names (blue, green, ...) when I am working on powerpoint or excel on mac (OSX 10.12). On windows, I was using ...
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macOS Sierra Preview: Have the highlight colours for PDFs changed?

The highlight colours in my Preview application appear darker just after updating to macOS Sierra Version 10.12.1. Is this a change introduced in the update or is this a bug? Note: I'm using Preview ...
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Can I use SIPS to reduce the size of PNG files by reducing the number of palette colors?

I need to shrink PNG files like the ones generated as the default macOS screenshot. SIPS was my first stop since it's faster than any other solution but I haven't quite been able to find the right ...
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Safari displays wrong color according to Digital Color Meter

I have the following HTML snippet open in Safari. Digital Color Meter reports the color as #FEDC53. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Broken Colors?</title> </...
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Strange color transitions in dark regions of images

Since updating to macOS 10.12 Sierra, there has been an increase in artifacts in regions of images where color transitions from dark to light. Consider the following image: While processing the ...
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Background colors in Chrome and Atom are no longer uniform

Ever since upgrading to macOS Sierra, previously solid background colors in Atom and on certain websites in Chrome are now not uniform. It almost looks like I highlighted stuff with my cursor or ...
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Editing iPhone 7 Photos on sRGB iMac

Photos taken on an iPhone 7 are encoded with the DCI-P3 color profile. Would editing those photos in the Photos app on a 2013 (non-Retina) iMac result in loss of quality?
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Get Color Sidebar Icons Back in Mac OS finder Window

Suppose I want to come back to Color sidebar icon for Finder. For Lion I followed these instructions, but seems not working anymore (SIMBL is not working with Sierra): http://osxdaily.com/2011/08/25/...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) yellow tint when watching Netflix or YouTube in fullscreen

I noticed recently that when I try to watch YouTube videos or Netflix in full screen on my Macbook Air, the whole screen will wash out with orange and yellow and I can't see anything. But it's ...
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Changing display color profiles easily

Is there a way to easily switch display color profiles, instead of going to System Preferences > Displays > Color > Display Profile? It doesn't seem to be AppleScript-able. There used to be a menu-...
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What color space is iPhone's 7 "Wide color display (P3)"

Newest iPhone 7 claims to have "Wide color display (P3)". What exactly is this, a color space? Could this be Adobe RGB, or just a different space created by apple? How does it compare to sRBG and ...
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How to let htop display all columns correctly when using the Homebrew Terminal profile?

I've installed htop with : brew install htop But when I run it with sudo htop, the user column is not fully displayed. Some parts are missing. How to display it correctly? P.S.: I'm using the ...
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Interaction between profiles of Terminal.app and environment variables

I wonder if and how it is possible to set shell environment variables based on the Terminal.app profile. More specifically, I would like to use a coloured prompt in Terminal.app or iTerm2.app in Mac ...
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OS X Color Picker: Removing a Colour Swatch

I am running OS X El Capitan, and any solutions I have found are out of date. I can add a colour to my swatch drawer by dragging it. However, how do I remove a colour? All the articles I have read ...
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Can I calibrate 2 screens to match, without buying expensive gear?

I use a 2010 Cinema Display and a 2011 Thunderbolt Display, both connected to my 11-inch MacBook Air. The screens are ever so slightly different in terms of how things are reproduced. How can I get ...
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Where is the folder with color schemes used by vim?

I use vi on mac os x at work and on Ubuntu at home. I like the colorscheme vim uses on the mac and I'd like to copy the corresponding file on ubuntu, but I can't find it, since there's no ~/.vim ...
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How to see colors in Xcode? [closed]

I'm interested in replacing written-out colors with their actual representation. The example is shown below is on Apple's website, and I can't seem to find a way to do it within Xcode. I'm afraid that ...
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How can I change the black text in my terminal?

I have changed the color in my profile, but some text is still black. How can I make all black text inverted, or any color that's visible? I'm including screenshot of my preferences and the issue. The ...
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Set a Display colour profile via Terminal or AppleScript? (Macbook)

I would like to be able to change the display colour profile of my MacBook, with a view to writing a program that changes the loaded colour profile on a shortcut key-press, or automatically at certain ...
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How to Get a Similar color as LightSteelBlue3 in El Capitan?

I see many LaTeX threads with the font, etc here. I am interested in the similar colors as LightSteelBlue3 in OS X that are by default, because I cannot find the color in Homebrew and not by default. ...
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