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eye-one display two and Mac Mountain Lion


SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
28 Aug 2012 8:42PM
Just tried to print since upgrading to Mountain Lion (from Snow Leopard - skipped an OS). Absolutely vile colour. Decided to profile screen. The eye one display 2 (X-rite, Gretag Macbeth) is no longer supported under Lion/Mountain Lion by X-rite, apparently. Wonderful! Am off to try using an Epson profile to print. Wish I'd never bothered to upgrade the OS (since it doesn't seem to give me anything I want, but does give me app store adds). And am fuming at Gretag. People knock Windows systems - but they seem to be much more backwards compatible to me. Why stop rosetta support??? Don't suppose anyone knows any way round, so I am basically just venting....

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robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:50PM
iv a canon 5250 on a macbook also mountain lion no probs printing
SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
28 Aug 2012 8:58PM
Not the printer, it's the profile set up by the screen calibrator that no longer works, and the screen calibrator itself is no longer supported by the people who made it. I am assuming that my Mac can no longer 'translate' the file the calibrator made correctly. Anyhow, everything is coming out magenta and rubbish.
SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
28 Aug 2012 9:07PM
Apparently Eizo have released updated drivers, but it looks like they are for their displays (I think). Don't know if they would work with others but I guess not.
SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
28 Aug 2012 9:46PM
Mind you, I only found out that the profiler wasn't working because all my settings changed when I upgraded the OS and I couldn't understand why it was printing so badly - thought it was the profile. Am currently hoping I can get some kind of a print by setting up my printing preferences in Photoshop again. Honestly, I wonder why I bothered to upgrade. And I've lost the print cue on my Epson 2400.
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:51PM
you could always go back to snow leopard
SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
28 Aug 2012 10:14PM
Yes, I guess. But other things move on and I wonder if that is a long term solution. It's like everything else, built in obsolescence. Apple now don't support rosetta, according to what I have read - what won't they support next?
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 10:23PM
well theres a lot changed i know but its called progress.you may find a better replacement. stay calm
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
28 Aug 2012 10:44PM
Same thing happened when upgrading to Lion from, was it Snow Leopard ?

This may work for you as well going directly to Mountain Lion, worth a try Smile

Can I suggest you take a look at xrite's Website . They eventually came out with a free upgrade.
SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
28 Aug 2012 11:52PM
Thanks JJGee - I finally worked out how to register the device (very belatedly) and have downloaded drivers for Lion. Not sure if they will work for Mountain Lion cos of the rosetta issue (assuming that is true) but I will try out the device tomorrow when I have had some sleep and a break from irritations! In order to run the x-rite driver file, I had to find the 'Gatekeeper' on my Mac and reconfigure it to accept programs which don't come from the app store. Hope I don't need to get a replacement profiler - looks to cost about 150!

Eventually I will work off the ill-advised cup of coffee I had this evening while I was trying to sort this out, and then I may sleep....
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 11:53PM
look at that website then you can go to sleep having nice dreams about appleSmile
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 12:02AM
just thought on you get 90 days support on mountain lion so give em a call if you get stuck
salsands 2 1
3 Dec 2012 2:33AM
After Mountain Lion, I pretty much just eyeball it. Much cheaper.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 5:56AM
If the colour is that far out then it is worth checking that you are only colour managing in one place.
You might have colour management set on in both photoshop (or whatever it is you are using) & the print driver. I would have thought an OS upgrade is more likely to reset your printer drivers than lose all your profiles,
SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
3 Dec 2012 6:57PM
Bizarrely, Mountain Lion upgrade and/or new drivers for my Epson2400 had reset all my preferences (though not my husband's on his Mac). Which was why it printed so badly. I now have drivers for the profiler and have reset my preferences (feel a bit stupid being caught out by that), but something - either the new drivers or my 3 MiFi which we are using till Open Reach get round to putting in our landline - is arguing with my system and creating a massive error log. This is a documented problem on the internet, but sadly seems to affect both Xrite and dongles and I can't find the file where the problem lies, so that's a job for a specialist when I get round to it. Overall, I wish I'd stuck with Lion.....

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