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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheGeek, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. TheGeek

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    I'm pretty upset over the fact that this phone is the bomb and costs a lot of money; only to not show images right.

    Here is my new wallpaper of my Mini Cooper on order. It shows up fine in Photoshop, Preview, when you take a screen capture of the phone, but not when you're physically LOOKING at the phone. WTH Samsung?! Google?!

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    I can't get a shot of what it's looking like; but some reason the fades around the bottom that make the road "disappear" into the darkness come out as a solid line straight across in gray. So instead of a faded image, you get a boxed image.
     

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    This would be the black crush effect. [POLL] Black clipping / black crush - xda-developers
     
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    That's because you do have a transition line. The image fades out to 98% black and then the image ends and pure 100% black begins. Just 2% shade difference is very noticable.
     
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    I see what you see on your phone on my 27 inch Samsung LCD so it sounds to me like your computer LCD is the real problem. Your phone obviously has superior contrast ratio which exaggerates the flaw and the only possible fix this problem is proper screen calibration. You can check the accuracy using the target page below but if you want dead on accuracy you need to get a calibration tool plain and simple.

    Monitor Calibration
     
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    I have a 30" Dell U3011 IPS monitor calibration with professional software.

    My photos look great; just not on my Note.

    Now that I have a new Note, it's worse.
     
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    I think at least "my" Note's color/contrast/brightness calibrations are off. Watching letterbox movies on Netflix, the "black bars" on the Note look like black/gray-black Tetris blocks, while the same film/image has a uniform black on my Tab 7.0 Plus. I'm sure the panels are of different types, but just dealing with the Note's homescreens, I'm using Screen Filter, to tone down the color, and screen brightness is set to "0%" while I'm inside. Somebody at Samsung must have said, "Yes, but these go to 11...its 10, plus 1 more".
     
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    I'll give Screen Filter a try--any adverse reactions?
     
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    My NEC is calibrated to match the prints that come from my Pixma9000 MKII. But the brightness on this Samsung which is also dead on color wise is cranked up a bit as it's mainly used for gaming. And what you see on your Note is what can be seen on my Samsung.

    My NEC is dead accurate and the brightness is much lower . What i see on the NEC is what you see on your DELL because calibrated screens are often not very bright. The grade is not matched to the street so if you would like me to fix it i'll gladly help but a simple grade wont do it.
     
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    If you can fix it and you're willing to that'd be awesome.
     
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    So far, after about 3-4 days, only that it doesn't save as much battery as I'd like it to. Just make sure not to set it too dark as the screen won't be visible. I'm between. 57% and 68% for Screen Filter (app), while at 0-12% screen brightness.
     
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    Ok.

    I went to AT&T because this was bothering me. I loaded up this same photo on their original display Note; it was perfect. Set brightness to 100% and made it look the same. I even downloaded and installed Go Launcher EX (they didn't like that.) Looked perfect, no issues.

    I had them swap out the phone; we fired it up. I immediately went to this picture to test it--it was flawless. Then I started configuring the phone while he was doing the update on my account. Downloaded apps; started configuring; got to my car and bam it looks like crap.

    I don't get it.
     
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    Yeah one of the biggest features I loved on the ICS for Note was the change to text messages..was great to get a full screen pic message.
     
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    I did some blending for you give this a shot.
     

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