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PiXel Check is an application that assists you in visually inspecting your LCD for bad or "dead" pixels.

The concept is simple - select a test color, and PiXel Check will put up a screen to allow you to check the specific pixels.

"Red" activates all red piXels, "Blue" activates all blue pixels, and "Green" activates all of the green piXels. The "Black" and "White" tests activate or deactivate all red, green, and blue pixels respectively.

The reason that red, green, and blue are the colors that are checked for is because each pixel on an LCD is actually made up of 3 separate transistors - red, green, and more...

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • Support for Intel Macs (thanks to Dustin Bruzenak for his help!)
  • Support for Gatekeeper and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • PiXel Check now requires OS X 10.7 Lion or later

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Libertyforall1776 Member IconComment+1130
Libertyforall1776
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The app does not extend to the complete borders when using the AirPlay Display to an Apple TV and needs to be updated to effectively test an HDTV!

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Version 1.3
afm369@369.ch Member IconReview+0
afm369@369.ch
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Works great on iMac 510! Thank you.

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Version 1.3
Harv Member IconReview+343
Harv
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Works great on my Intel iMac. Performs as advertised with no known downside. It doesn't do much, but what it does, it does well, very well,

And, Rosetta is no longer required.

Many thanks to all those who brought this to pass.

Bravo!

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Version 1.3
choyboy Member IconReview+2
choyboy
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Excellent little program, cycles through all the primary colours plus black and white. All you need to test your LCD for bright dots or dead pixels (many LCD manufacturers have 30 day zero bright dot policies)

Also free which is what you want for something you may only test once every few years.

Would be nice if this was ported to intel though. Takes a while to launch on startup.

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Version 1.2
sjk
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Yup, a Universal version would be handy so I can still keep Rosetta off my Intel systems.

Thomas Boelskifte Member IconComment+1
Thomas Boelskifte
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Excellent tool, and don't get thrown off by the fact, that it hasn't been updated in four years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

Does what it should, and does it very, very well!

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Version 1.2
rh3a Member IconComment+0
rh3a
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Great, thank you.

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Great, simple utility that does great for its purpose.

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Version 1.2
Joseph A. Stirt, M.D. Member IconComment+0
Joseph A. Stirt, M.D.
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I happened on this utility via a review of something else in ars tecnica.

Pixel check is great: fun to use and useful.

And, a technoDolt like me can do it.

Superb.

Thank you.

Joseph A. Stirt, M.D.
http://www.bookofjoe.com
'world's only blogging anesthesiologist'

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Mac OS 10.3.4 on a 20 in fp iMac had no trouble using this test. It does the job great. Thanks. May we all remember the Columbia and her brave crew.

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Sounds great - but what do you do if you find dead pixels? Does it cure them?

What's point of the application?

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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so to make sure you are buying a perfect screen...

IDK
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They already said it was to find dead pixels.

To bring them back to life, try massaging them. Not to hard though.

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Downloads 122,899
Version Downloads 25,991
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 20 Jul 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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