PiXel Check
PiXel Check
1.3

4.3

PiXel Check free download for Mac

PiXel Check1.3

20 July 2012

Check for bad pixels on LCD displays.

Overview

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 blue. When all of the transistors are turned on, you see black, and when all of them are turned off, you see white - the reason why there are also black and white check modes

What's new in PiXel Check

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

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How would you rate PiXel Check app?

15 Reviews of PiXel Check

5
Choyboy
02 June 2009
Version: 1.2

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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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gerltrobin
27 December 2019
Version: 1.3
kann man nicht downloaden
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5
jkesler
24 May 2016
Version: 1.3
Works well. Does what is says :)
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Libertyforall1776
29 March 2014
Version: 1.3
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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4.5
afm369
12 March 2013
Version: 1.3
Works great on iMac 510! Thank you.
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4.5
Harv
20 July 2012
Version: 1.3
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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5
Choyboy
02 June 2009
Version: 1.2
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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Thomas-Boelskifte
25 April 2007
Version: 1.2
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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rh3a
07 January 2007
Version: 1.2
Great, thank you.
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5
Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 1.2
Great, simple utility that does great for its purpose.
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Joseph A. Stirt, M.D.
06 May 2005
Version: 1.2
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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Anonymous
25 November 2004
Version: 1.2
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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Anonymous
07 September 2004
Version: 1.2
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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5
Ken Mitchell
08 October 2003
Version: 1.2
I checked my iMac monitor out of curiosity, great little utility. Good news for me, all is well! Thanks!
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Anonymous
08 October 2003
Version: 1.2
I downloaded this following an Ars Technica review, curious to see if there were any dead pixels I didn't know about. I've yet to run it but ... ... I'm a space buff, and I wholeheartedly approve of the dedication for this software.
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Anonymous
04 May 2003
Version: 1.2
Simple and easy to use, great little utility. (os 10.2.5,17 inch Imac) And by the way, I have a dead pixel and my mac is only 6 months old, DOH!!! Lucky for me I bought CompUSA's warrenty for my moniter.
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