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Brighter-Screen improves brightness control more than Apple's way. Traditionally, the iMac product line have a dark gamma value less than Windows or TV. This application can adjust brightness easily dim or bright.

I recommend you use Brighter-Screen Lite if you don't have a big-screen Mac and don't use your Mac for watching movie often.

  1. Maximum brightness 105%
  2. Minimum brightness 10%
  3. Movie mode (same as photoshop shadow effect and useful when you watching high quality movie on fullscreen)
Tip 1. Default short keys
  • More F2 (or Fn + F2)
  • Less F1 (or Fn + F1)(These are more...

What's New

Version 1.6:
  • Bug Fixed. OS X 10.9 Mavericks-compatible.


OS X 10.6 or later

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CharlesJohnmn Member IconReview-3

What’s the point of this one? I don't find it is so much practical.

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Version 1.6
Cowicide Member IconComment+1131

Traditionally the gamma is darker on Windows than Mac. Not the other way around.

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Version 1.5

Also, as of Snow Leopard, Apple now makes Mac gamma match Windows (Gamma 2.2). There should be no difference now.

Jimw Member IconComment+453

I wonder what increasing the screen brightness above Apple's limits will do too the screen life or the monitor's warranty. Given the price of an Apple Monitor I would not be willing to take a chance on using this app unless I knew the answers for sure.

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Version 1.5

The app description talks about gamma. If accurate, then it wouldn't be driving the backlight above max brightness. What it would be doing is applying a brighter gamma value in the LUT or applying a different monitor profile. Neither should harm the monitor.

Of course, if the developer is using wrong terminology and actually attempting to overdrive the backlight somehow, that might cause a hardware problem.

novalue Member IconReview+13

useful app in night

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Version 1.3
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Downloads 2,573
Version Downloads 820
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 30 Dec 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $4.99