Free Multi-Monitor Calibration Tool Released for OS X|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 11:41 EDT)
Boxwork has released Gammawork, a free monitor calibration tool for Mac OS X. According to the company, "Gammawork lets a user set a monitor's colors to make certain they will correspond to those of another device, such as a printer."
Gammawork can adjust up to four monitors, independently setting the red, green, and blue color channels on each display. It can also save and quickly load configurations and has a custom screen saver to instantly restore original monitor color settings.
The program's dialog box provices independent curves for each color channel above a target gamma slider to adjust luminosity. A grayscale and test pattern strip help make adjustments. A popup menu of monitors lets you select the one to adjust.
Boxwork explains in the Help window that standard screen savers to do restore gamma tables when they are dismissed. To circumvent that behavior, the company includes a custom screen saver that does restore Gammawork's settings when it's dismissed.
Version 1.0 of Gammawork can be downloaded from http://www.boxwork.com/framesite/gammawork2.html and can be registered after installation.