How do you know your Mac display is, well, displaying the proper colors and working as it should? If color is important to you, and you want to test and tuneup your Mac’s display, what can you do? I came across a Mac utility that might just answer the question.
Testing. 1, 2, 3. Testing Color
One issue that bothers me about color displays is the tendency for the human eye to be, well, let’s just say, mislead.
That explains why Samsung customers love those big and bright Galaxy smartphone displays. Color.
The colors in AMOLED displays may not be accurate, but people love that over saturated Kodachrome film look.
For Mac users who want only the best color, not the brightest or gaudiest colors, there’s the testPoint utility for the Mac.
testPoint displays test templates any of 78 templates on the Mac’s display, and gives you tuneup options and tests for most of them.
Yes. testPoint’s templates will test your Mac’s display for colors, bad pixels, stripes, gamut, crosstalk, tracking, contrast and brightess, eye moire, and more. Even on old CRT displays.
Each screen can display a testPoint video wall– six rows, six columns– on a single screen, and each template can be run separately or simultaneously.
testPoint can find both stuck pixels (always on) and dead pixels (always off). This is a very worthwhile utility for any Mac user who requires the best and most accurate color settings. Considering all it does the price tag is nominal, but might get more users if there was a try-before-you-buy option.