1 Reply Latest reply: May 9, 2013 9:02 PM by manzico
manzico Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I started having problems with my screensaver (it wouldn't start), and power saving mode (it also wouldn't start).  I managed to fix that with some help from the forum (https://discussions.apple.com/message/21973235#21973235).  Now I've got everything working again, but I've got a new problem.  Now that the screensaver is working, I've noticed that the colors are off, especially in images with a lot of red in them.  There's clearly a colorspace problem here.  I notice it when I set the finder to show icons as well.  The colors are just washed out.  There's no problem when I view the images in any other application (e.g. Preview, Photoshop, Safari, etc.).  In fact I use the same directory of photos for my desktop picture as I use for the screensaver, and the desktop has the proper colorspace, while the screensaver doesn't.  I've got a late 2012 iMac 27" running 10.8.3, and as far as I can tell this is a new problem for me.  I've also got an older iMac also running 10.8.3, and it doesn't have the problem.  It's definitely a little odd.  My monitor is calibrated and like I said, the colors are correct everywhere but in the screensaver and in the icons.  Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

  • manzico Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did a little tinkering.  If I convert files to sRGB colorspace, there is no problem (other than the slight changes that the conversion itself causes).  The colors in the images are no longer grossly off.  This is true for icons and for the screensaver.  The odd thing is that on my older iMac (same OS), the icons and the screensaver are clearly colorspace aware because they are displayed properly withour requiring a colorspace conversion on the files.  Any thoughts?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Dave