Brighter-Screen
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Make your screen even brighter.   Demo ($4.99)
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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.
  • Maximum brightness 105%
  • Minimum brightness 10%
  • Movie mode (same as photoshop shadow effect and useful when you watching high quality movie on fullscreen)
  • Tip 1. Default short keys
    • More F2
    What's New
    Version 1.6:
    • Bug Fixed. OS X 10.9 Mavericks-compatible.
    Requirements
    Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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    CharlesJohnmn reviewed on 31 Dec 2013
    What’s the point of this one? I don't find it is so much practical.
    [Version 1.6]


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    Cowicide commented on 14 Jul 2012
    Traditionally the gamma is darker on Windows than Mac. Not the other way around.
    [Version 1.5]

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    Neutralzone replied on 15 Jul 2012
    Also, as of Snow Leopard, Apple now makes Mac gamma match Windows (Gamma 2.2). There should be no difference now.
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    Jimw commented on 14 Jul 2012
    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.
    [Version 1.5]

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    Neutralzone replied on 15 Jul 2012
    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.
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    novalue reviewed on 21 Apr 2011
    useful app in night
    [Version 1.3]


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    N.Flick rated on 21 Apr 2011

    [Version 1.3]


    Downloads:2,230
    Version Downloads:477
    Type:Utilities : System
    License:Demo
    Date:30 Dec 2013
    Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
    Price: $4.99
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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 2 times faster than apple's buttons.)
    Tip 2. Sleep Display
    • Display sleeps below 10% brightness level to save energy automatically.


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