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SuperCal1.2.5

21 November 2016

Visual display calibrator.

Overview

SuperCal is a visual display calibrator capable of measuring and correcting most conventional displays, including LCDs, CRTs, and projectors. SuperCal doesn't require any hardware measurement devices - only your eyeballs - yet it can be much more accurate, based on how well you pay attention to what you're doing :).

Nearly all existing calibrators assume that you have a display that behaves like the textbook ideal CRT. They don't consider the fact that LCDs don't behave like CRTs at all, nor the fact that most displays have flaws. This is where SuperCal comes in. SuperCal lets you accurately measure the response of any display and build a profile with a corrected gamma table that improves the appearance of your display. When your display is properly calibrated, you'll notice much smoother tonal gradations and cleaner-looking anti-aliased text.

SuperCal was designed to provide the most accurate calibration possible without the use of a hardware measurement device. Very few users can afford to purchase a hardware calibration device, but all users need a properly calibrated display, whether they are retouching digital images or shopping for clothing on the internet.

What's new in SuperCal

Version 1.2.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Several bug fixes for compatibility with OS X 10.11 and macOS 10.12
  • Fixed crashing bug in certain cases when attempting to save a profile

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How would you rate SuperCal app?

8 Reviews of SuperCal

4.25
Funkboy
18 April 2005
Version: 1.1.4

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I've used this with at least four different Macs, if not a few of my friends and other computers - I've finally decided it's time to purchase it. I've used it on an iBook G3 (dual USB), iMac G4 17" flat panel, iBook G4 (both iBooks are 12"), and most recently a Dell 1704FP with my new Mac Mini. Every time the color response and display appearance is highly improved, and with my new flat panel it's done it again. Thank you for such a great utility! The only things I could suggest as improvements are a slightly lower price (for $15 I would have purchased it a time or two earlier), and maybe... um... any other color tests? I have no idea, it sure looks good though.
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Foulger
23 November 2019
Version: 1.2.5
Need a 64 bit version please
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chrisa7132
08 March 2016
Version: 1.2.4
Used to be awesome. No longer works on OS X 10.11 . Paid $20 for this software and wish I had just pirated it! No longer supported and emails go unanswered! Terrible! This once was my favorite piece of software too.
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w i n t e r m u t e
18 October 2015
Version: 1.2.4
Wow! Fantastic! I have a Datacolor Spyder 3 Pro hardware calibrator that I've used with both the default Datacolor software and the dispcalGUI software. The Spyder 3 Pro cost a very pretty penny and the default software is buggy, generating errors. The dispcalGUI software works a bit better with the Spyder and gives better results than the native Datacolor software, but also takes two and a half hours to run. SuperCal does a much better job of calibrating my monitors than the Spyder with both of those software packages, giving much more accurate results and is much faster than running dispcalGUI. I wish I had found this software much sooner, I could have saved a ton of money and a lot of time and received much better results, too! Highly recommended. My secondary display is a cheap Princeton LCD that I could never get anywhere close to accurate... either the highlights were blown out or the white balance had a noticeable color tint. SuperCal is the only thing that fixed this problematic display. And I was almost going to toss out that old display and spend several hundred dollars on a new one. The best $19 I've spent in years.
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Rpsx
08 September 2009
Version: 1.1.4
i had super high hopes for this, as i find the built in apple calibration to be pretty lacking... loved the process, everything going smooth, until i get to step 9, and at that point, the monitor jumps to some crazy settings and gets all purplish. i am a graphic design, so i think my eye is pretty good - not sure what went wrong. did it twice with the same results. also, app seems pretty unstable on 10.5 - i clicked out of the app to the desktop then clicked back in - i could page through the steps, but not actually access the main content! including saving. everything stayed grayed out. hope this app gets updated, as if it did work, would be fantastic. maybe i will bet a hardware calibrator now.
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Brad
22 May 2005
Version: 1.1.4
I just tried out SuperCal today after trying two other display calibration software solutions. With out a doubt SuperCal gave the best results in an easy to use process. It takes full advantage of the computer to optimize the display output without needing any special measurement equipment. Test patterns and DVD playback now look great.
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4.25
Funkboy
18 April 2005
Version: 1.1.4
I've used this with at least four different Macs, if not a few of my friends and other computers - I've finally decided it's time to purchase it. I've used it on an iBook G3 (dual USB), iMac G4 17" flat panel, iBook G4 (both iBooks are 12"), and most recently a Dell 1704FP with my new Mac Mini. Every time the color response and display appearance is highly improved, and with my new flat panel it's done it again. Thank you for such a great utility! The only things I could suggest as improvements are a slightly lower price (for $15 I would have purchased it a time or two earlier), and maybe... um... any other color tests? I have no idea, it sure looks good though.
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Anonymous
29 December 2004
Version: 1.1.4
Every time I used this on my PowerBook 12" laptop, it made my whole screen look like sh*t.
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4.5
Robert
27 February 2003
Version: 1.1.3
Simply wonderful! Bet you didn't know that a Cinema Display could show such detail in the highlights and shadows. I knew the details were in there, they just needed a little coaxing to bring them out of hiding.
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