Re: off topic--advice on pc graphics card
Don't know if this is the same problem, but I have a MacBook (laptop)
and an IMac (desktop), and any images I make or receive on this
Macbook laptop screen look awful-- while on the desktop, the same
images look very different, and always much richer and certainly more
like the real thing. Seems to be an inherent problem with Mac laptop
screens, from what I can tell. We have another laptop here (not
Apple), and images look perfectly fine on that screen. I've never
used anything but Apple computers, and I've always had this problem
with their screens (only the laptop).
On Oct 1, 2008, at 12:29 PM, Judy Seigel wrote:
Speaking of upgrades and laptops, et al --- I mention for what it's
My son e-mailed photos of his (exquisitely enchanting) offspring to
both his father and me... We're still living together actually, in
fact on speaking terms, but I was working in system 9 (Pagemaker)
at the time & for several days didn't get to system -- what is it?
Elephant? Giraffe? whatever, the one where my (TRULY EVIL) Mac
Mail program can take attachments (when it feels so inclined).
Which is to say, I saw the pictures on Mort's 2-yr old laptop
before, a few days ago, I saw them on my ancient -- ANCIENT, at 10+
years -- View Sonic monitor (the one that cost $1000 & the size of
a refrigerator, though it was the "professional" model that cost
Surprisingly (to me) the photos looked VERY much better on my
monitor than on his laptop -- richer, deeper, mellower, more real,
more lifelike. Those who have seen the two sets agree -- while
everyone I mentioned this to was also surprised. (My monitor
hasn't been "calibrated" in 4 years. Maybe that's the trick?)
I'd been tempted to get one of the new flat monitors because this
one is so humongous, but now think I'll hold off for a while.
On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Dan Burkholder wrote:
.... My "old" (5 years) G5 and G4 Powerbook couldn't do the fun
stuff. Of course, a card upgrade in the G5 (to one that supports
OpenGL Drawing) would help that dated processors perform a bit
better. On the laptop...well, it's time for an upgrade.
Oh, the new "show me the brush shape like it really is" feature
only works with good video cards too. It's much nicer than the old
dotted circle that leaves us in the dark as to what the brush is