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light gray fonts on web pages

what options do I have to make fonts a bit darker? [more inside]
posted by egk on Jan 17, 2017 - 12 answers

Why can't people start IVs in my veins and can I help them somehow?

This is the third time I've gone to get a contrast IV for either an MRI or CT scan and the tech was unable to start the IV. What, if anything, can I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Sep 27, 2016 - 22 answers

What is the best colour for a beamer in a not-sufficiently-darkened room

I'm preparing a presentation and I know that the projector available is quite bad, and the room where I will give this presentation doesn't have proper blinds so it's relatively bright. My slides are very simple, white background, black text, and a third colour for some highlights. I wonder: does the hive mind know what this colour should be in order to be really visible and actually highlight my stuff, given the aforementioned conditions?
posted by buck:fuller on Oct 13, 2013 - 5 answers

from whence the look of music videos from the late nineties?

Many music videos from the late nineties, six underground by the sneaker pimps being the most salient example to me, have a distinctive cinematographic feel and style to them, with very high contrast (super dark blacks and popping-out, almost oversaturated whites); a lot of murky brown/green and pops of red/blue. Does this style have a name? Is it a film effect or some kind of post-processing, or both? digital? Why was it so prevalent in the late-nineties, and, correct me if I am mistaken, mostly just for music videos? [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on Jan 8, 2013 - 22 answers

New netbook's display gives me headaches

My netbook is giving me headaches and sometimes migraines. Help me adjust my display? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for projector in Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area.

Looking for projector in Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area. [more inside]
posted by senterstyle on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Wacky display on Mac. Halp?

When I log into my MacBook Pro, the graphics contrast suddenly increases — by a whole lot. What the heck is going on? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Why is my LCD HDTV flickering based on the contents of the scene?

Why is my LCD TV dimming every time there's a dark scene in a movie? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Dec 26, 2010 - 14 answers

No slider bar for contrast...now what?

How can I adjust the contrast on an iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

My computer sucks at brightness

I have a computer hooked up to my TV (a normal CRT), but any video played from the computer is too dark. Turning up the brightness or contrast settings on the computer just makes the "black" parts of the picture look grey. What setting am I looking for to fix this? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Nov 13, 2009 - 4 answers

How to fix my PDFs ?

How to adjust brightness/contrast in PDF files? [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Aug 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Negatives with sunstroke

DarkroomFilter: At what part of the developing process am I screwing up my negatives? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jun 27, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I achieve high contrast B&W film photographs?

How can I achieve high contrast B&W film photographs? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Apr 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Is a higher HDTV contrast ratio actually noticeable?

After a few disagreements, the mister and I have decided to buy a HDTV. Question about contrast ratios inside. [more inside]
posted by muddgirl on Jan 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Photoshop filter: contrast, luminance, fun!

I want to calculate the average contrast, luminance and any other interesting photo statistics (things that might be useful/important in psychophysics) for a bunch of images. I've heard that both Matlab and Photoshop can do this. I'm still trying to avoid learning Matlab, so Photoshop is preferred (I tried google, and some image manipulation books I found in the library, but neither were very helpful). [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on Dec 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Choosing an affordable projection screen for my living room?

What do I need to know when choosing a wall-mounted projection screen for my living room? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 20, 2008 - 9 answers

How to set a LCD monitor the right way

LCD monitor brightness&contrast setting. [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Jun 30, 2005 - 4 answers

Online app to bring out shadow details in photos?

Long ago, I recall seeing a link (maybe on MeFi, but I can't find it) for a website that displayed some pretty impressive technology used to bring out the detail from shadows in photographs. I seem to recall that there was an online version that you could use for testing (upload your photo and it would lighten the shadow areas). Does anyone remember this, and if so, do you know the URL?
posted by oissubke on Dec 27, 2003 - 5 answers

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