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    Upgraded to Lion 10.7.2 and after cal. using spectra view screen is all black

    My monitor is a NEC 2690wuxi2 (Mac Pro) and after loading Lion V10.7.2 everything looked and ran fine until I ran a monitor color calibration using SpectraView (V1.1.03 build 090828) at which time everything, that is normally white, became black and any text in the white areas became unreadable. I noticed that my version of Spectra View is not the latest so I attempted to download the most recent version but was unable to do so because the screen was so unreadable. Is this a known issue between Spectra View and Lion?
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    Re: Upgraded to Lion 10.7.2 and after cal. using spectra view screen is all black

    Original poster here.

    Played with it a bit (went back to a previous calibration file) and got it looking normal again via the Mac preferences/monitor icon (have no idea how). I immediately downloaded the latest version of Spectra View (V1.1.09-1) but don't have the stomach to try a color calibration of the monitor until I find out if Spectra View and Lion 10.7.2 have issues. All of my other software is current.

    Paul
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    Re: Upgraded to Lion 10.7.2 and after cal. using spectra view screen is all black

    Two links that I found dealing with SpectraView and Lion have similar information:

    SpectraView Profiler and BasicColor Display Settings | Native Digital

    SpectraView II - RoaringApps

    From these, it is compatible but you must change where you tell it to output the display profile.

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    Re: Upgraded to Lion 10.7.2 and after cal. using spectra view screen is all black

    Original poster again.

    Thank you very much Godfrey. Your supplied links indicate that SpectraView is being blocked by Lion from writing its calibration file to the default location.

    The solution (also per the links) is to open the SpectraView preferences file, go to the ICC tab and change the "Storage Location" to "Per user of this computer"

    In the latest version of SpectraView (V1.1.09-1) the "Storage Location" parameter was already set to "Per user of this computer" and was greyed out and could not be modified.

    Perhaps the latest version of SpectraView has already addressed the problem???

    My Mac Pro is set to do a weekly Carbon Copy Cloner image backup tomorrow, so I will wait until that happens and then try a calibration.

    Paul

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    Re: Upgraded to Lion 10.7.2 and after cal. using spectra view screen is all black

    Original Poster Here

    Ran a monitor calibration today (Jan 30, 2012) using Lion (V10.7.2) & the latest version of Spectraview (V1.1.09-1) without incident. SpectraView and Lion seem to be compatible.

    Paul

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