DarkAdapted
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Modify screen gamma settings to preserve a dark adaptation.   Shareware ($5.95)
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DarkAdapted is an application program. It controls the amount of red, green, and blue in your screen gamma so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer. Gamma fades can be scheduled, AppleScripts may be scheduled, and system-wide hotkeys can be set up to execute AppleScripts and gamma fades.

DarkAdapted is being used by astronomers, planetarium operators, graphics professionals, medical professionals, airline pilots, air traffic controllers, and others worldwide to provide flexible, dynamic control over their monitor's screen color
What's New
Version 3.0.1:
  • New: DarkAdapted Pro: When changing between percentage and raw value displays using [tab] followed by [spacebar] in the Control Window, all Control Windows on all screens change to reflect the new type of display.
  • Fixed Control Window bug where tabbing to change Gamma values would only work when pressing [enter] and not when [tab] was pressed to move to the next field.
  • Changing values by tabbing to colors in Control Window no longer adjusts text in percentage mode.
  • Implementing Preset Set fade now updates Presets pop-up menu in Control Window.
Version 3.0.1:
  • New: DarkAdapted Pro: When changing between percentage and raw value displays using [tab] followed by [spacebar] in the Control Window, all Control Windows on all screens change to reflect the new type of display.
  • Fixed Control Window bug where tabbing to change Gamma values would only work when pressing [enter] and not when [tab] was pressed to more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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DarkAdapted User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Sgginc commented on 13 Jul 2012
Download link and developer’s website have been down for days.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Lvdoc commented on 16 Mar 2012
I was in touch with the publisher for a few years. I'm sorry to tell you that he passed away last year. I just found out.
[Version 3.0.1]

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burypromote
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Negritude replied on 18 Nov 2012
Yes, here is the obit:

http://news-gazette.com/obituaries/2011-05-15/stephen-hutson.html
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m o reviewed on 24 Jan 2012
I agree. This is fabulous software. However, the publisher's website is down so there's no way to purchase either a standard nor pro license. I would love to if I could, though.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Goshlomogo reviewed on 24 May 2011
I have downloaded the trial version and really like it. However, it seems that the developer is no longer supplying serial numbers for purchase. I would love to buy one. If the developer sees this post, please tell me how I can activate Darkadapted.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Snkywsl reviewed on 03 Mar 2011
DarkAdapted 3.0.1 Pro is a recent update from AquilaDigital. I use the Macintosh version exclusively in my telescope observatory to help maintain my night vision while observing. The ease by which i can set my monitor screen to different intensities of red helps me use various programs ((such as “Where is M13”) when i host star parties and someone wants to know where a particular object is in the Milky Way relative to the Earth. Several programs do not come have the option of displaying a night adapted window, and so having a program which allows you to change the monitor display characteristics on the fly is extremely useful. It comes preset with various intensities of red or green, but a simple slider interface allows you to modify the monitor color quality and intensity to any value you want Another plus is that it comes with concise well written documentation which makes learning how to use it a breeze. I can say this is money well spent; it is the cat's meow!
[Version 3.0.1]


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cglenn reviewed on 15 Feb 2011
When I retired and switched to a 27" IMAC, the screen was way to bright after dark with the room lights dimmed. This app works very well.

It is well supported by the developer...I sent him an email asking for a key combo for an activity I will do often, and within an hour he emailed me back asking if I wanted a link to the updated app.

Even with the standard version, I was quickly able to create and save some presets, using just the menus and not reading any 'how to,' with the normal amount of trial and error.

[About these stars: I was not able to change a rating, and it would not let me leave one blank! I HAVE NO IDEA AS TO STABILITY YET.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Sixbillships reviewed on 21 Jan 2011
Great product. I've tried multiple screen-dimming apps and DA is the best I've used. This new beta seems to address some of the "ease-of-use" issues I've had with it (specifically dealing with its preferences) and a few kinks still need to be worked out, but it's definitely worth the price for those who need it.
[Version 3.0b2]


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jeb70 commented on 05 Aug 2009
This file attempted to delete contents of my Applications folder. I lost Firefox and Address Book before I killed the installer.

Be careful.
[Version 2.3.6]

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burypromote
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AquilaDigital Partnership (developer) replied on 05 Aug 2009
The installer doesn't remove *any* files on installation. It places anything it moves into a "Moved By Installer" folder in the DarkAdapted Folder, and doesn't touch anything it can't move. So the original poster should look for a folder named "Moved By Installer" that contains archives of anything missing.

I'll have a new version up later today that performs additional error checking, but the existing build should be fine for those who install to a subfolder (the default) and not to the Applications folder itself.
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Holypoly commented on 24 Jul 2009
Version 2.3.6fc1:

.... If no significant issues are reported, this will become DarkAdapted 2.3.5 final.

I hope not.
[Version 2.3.6fc1]

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SkyNite replied on 24 Jul 2009
Oops. :-) Darn that copy and paste! ;-) I'll correct that ASAP.
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SPARTAN reviewed on 22 Dec 2008
Still the best tool of its kind, and it works very well in Leopard.
[Version 2.3.4]


burypromote

+34
Goldyn Chyld had trouble on 01 Feb 2012
Are there any decent alternatives to this app, since it can no longer be downloaded??
[Version 3.0.1]



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Acuraice rated on 08 Sep 2013

[Version 3.0.1]


Downloads:6,474
Version Downloads:4,516
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:14 Feb 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $5.95
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DarkAdapted is an application program. It controls the amount of red, green, and blue in your screen gamma so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer. Gamma fades can be scheduled, AppleScripts may be scheduled, and system-wide hotkeys can be set up to execute AppleScripts and gamma fades.

DarkAdapted is being used by astronomers, planetarium operators, graphics professionals, medical professionals, airline pilots, air traffic controllers, and others worldwide to provide flexible, dynamic control over their monitor's screen color response. People with monitors that appear too bright (such as owners of certain iMac models), also find DarkAdapted to be valuable. Users may define an unlimited number of gamma presets, and invoke them via global hotkeys, by menu selection, or by typing the first few letters of a preset's name.

DarkAdapted Applications:
  • Dark adaptation - view screen in shades of red or green.
  • Reducing display brightness - turn down the brightness with a touch of a hotkey or at scheduled times.
  • Reducing monitor/display hum or buzz - a common cause is running an LCD backlight at less than 100% brightness. Turn the backlight to 100%, then use DarkAdapted to reduce the brightness.
  • Photographers - after color calibrating your display with a professional device, use DarkAdapted to tweak the colors for special applications.
  • Scotopic sensitivity - those with sensitivity to certain colors can often find relief via DarkAdapted's color adjustments.
  • Colorblindness - the display can often be tweaked so that color coded maps, etc. can be properly interpreted by the colorblind. …and much more - we receive many reports of solutions involving DarkAdapted in addition to the above.


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