ScreenCleaner Pro
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The developer's site reminds users to note that ScreenCleaner Pro was release on April Fool's Day.

ScreenCleaner Pro manages your monitor's gamma settings.

Over time, your LCD or CRT monitor will gradually fade in brightness and contrast. This fading is inevitable, because the backlights for LCD screens eventually fade, and the photo-reactive substrate on CRT monitors eventually degrades.

ScreenCleaner Pro rectifies this situation by altering the gamma of your monitor to compensate for monitor degradation, so it will look as good as new. Don't toss
What's New
Version 1.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Joi commented on 12 Apr 2008
It is a joke. This is on there site:

Discussion about this application can be found on the April Fools Day Link on the Ambrosia Boards here.
Great Prank to be used against coworkers, friends, family, or even the boss. (Ambrosia can not be held responsible if you get fired or if you actually fall for this joke.)

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/freebies/
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chickenhead2275 commented on 24 Mar 2007
This applications is pure CRAP. Ok, the first couple of times i used it, i was like WOW this is so cool!!!!!!!!! and i was so excited!! But then i read the comment on here that says "it slowly dims your screen and tricks you into thinking its working" or watever, and so i thought....hmm maybe hes right! so i turned on the application, and yep, hes right. I noticed my screen was getting darker by the second! then i turned it off (before the rag came up) and my screen became light again. Thanks Ambrosia, for tricking people and doing a bad job! i'm surprised someone hasnt sued them....even though this doesnt cost money
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graphic_innovations replied on 16 Jun 2008
It was an April Fool's JOKE! Why would you berate Ambrosia for making one of the best (harmless) prank apps ever? Is it because you're an idi0t and fell for it and are not a mature enough person to admit a good prank?
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Magicmacman tipped on 11 Feb 2007
This App is/was a 1. April Joke From Ambrosia!! And obviously it worked verry well. U can see it when u take a look with how much Stars this App was rated here at Macupdate!! Verry funny!!!
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ScottMCruz commented on 12 Aug 2006
You have got to be kidding. If you notice, This program slowly dims your screen for (10 mins) then wipes away to what your screen to what it was before, so you think the screen is brighter... If you dont believe it, try running it for like 5 mins then quit it.. You'll see your normal screen and how much the application had dimmed it to fool you... Nice try... If your LCD is dim, try replacing the backlight inverter. Its cheap, easy and will really get your screen back to new.
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Apple1984 reviewed on 21 Jun 2006
Oooh, I forgot the ratings...
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Apple1984 commented on 21 Jun 2006
Woooaaahh!
The best screen utility I ever saw.
Marvelous, great and free...

Congrats to the developpers...

M.C.
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Harristype commented on 28 Apr 2006
For those of you who think this is a "joke", you might want to read a review by MacWorld here:

http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macgems/2005/04/screencleanerpro/index.php

Just because Ambrosia put entertaining animations in it doesn't make it a joke or a hoax. It really does adjust the gamma of monitors.
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 28 Apr 2006
Did you read this disclaimer to the review, near the bottom of the page for which you posted the URL?

"[Note: This review was originally published on April 1, 2005. As in, the first day of April. As in, a day with particular meaning. If you're not catching my drift yet, I recommend doing a Google search for April 1.]"
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Concrete commented on 27 Apr 2006
a great laugh.... thanks. I knew it but had to see it work. Well done.
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techpusa commented on 27 Apr 2006
I remember falling for this one. On April fools day of last year 2005, they brought this fun app to fool people. It actually got me.
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Frosty replied on 27 Apr 2006
Yah, it does a real good job dimming the screen over several minutes and then 'wiping' away the gray... or the wool... :D
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nikkaz commented on 10 Dec 2005
This program is great... We just brought a g5 20" imac (isight) and my laptop look so dull in comparison, i never realised, so i ran the app and I feel like I have a new computer... Thanks so much I can't explain how happy you guys have made me :)
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Downloads:7,901
Version Downloads:5,526
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:27 Apr 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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The developer's site reminds users to note that ScreenCleaner Pro was release on April Fool's Day.

ScreenCleaner Pro manages your monitor's gamma settings.

Over time, your LCD or CRT monitor will gradually fade in brightness and contrast. This fading is inevitable, because the backlights for LCD screens eventually fade, and the photo-reactive substrate on CRT monitors eventually degrades.

ScreenCleaner Pro rectifies this situation by altering the gamma of your monitor to compensate for monitor degradation, so it will look as good as new. Don't toss out that old monitor, just run ScreenCleaner Pro on it, and watch your old monitor gain a new life.

Simply let ScreenCleaner Pro run in the background, and it will automatically analyze your monitor's gamma curve and relative luminescence. After enough calibration data has been collected, ScreenCleaner Pro will adjust your monitor to like-new condition.

The analyzation/calibration process can take up to 10 minutes, but you can work normally while ScreenCleaner Pro is analyzing your monitor; simply let it run in the background.


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