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Heavy Shade, Safety and User Experience

All versions
The Heavy Shade level is not limited - it can be up to 100%. Because of this the Heavy Shade Limiter is introduced. When the Limiter's timeout elapses the shade level will be decreased automatically. Thus ensuring the User Experience.

Balance the accent areas in the picture

v1.1 & next
Use a black shade to view the accent areas (i.e. pixels with higher values) in a picture. Change the degree of shading to check how the accent is distributed in the picture.
Such a review is shown in the picture below:
  • 87% shading:
    the background is missing
    the blue ring began to disappear
    other colored rings are still visible.
  • 92% shading:
    the blue and the red rings are missing
    the yellow and the green rings are almost visible.
  • 95% shading:
    the entire picture disappears completely.
So if you are looking for a bright picture you need to fix the following:
  • Increase the value of blue pixels in the blue ring.
  • Increase a bit the value of red pixels in the red ring.
Or if you are looking for a dark vision of the picture:
  • Reduce the values of the background pixels, i.e. darken the background.
  • Reduce a bit the values of red pixels in the red ring.
  • Reduce the values of yellow and green pixels in the lower two rings.
It's not Photoshop! It's just few hotkeys!

Check the quality of the display's pixels

v1.1 & next
Please use testPoint to get better display test experience.
The verification shall be performed at 100% shading of white, red, green, blue or a custom color.
Note: The Heavy Shade Limiter will reduce automatically the full shade to the level of 90%.
Check for dead pixels and sub-pixels
Steps:
  1. Remember the hotkey to turn off the shade (initially ^⌥⌘ S).
  2. Set the shade level slider in the zero position.
  3. Select one of White, Red, Green or Blue colors.
  4. Set the shade level slider in the maximum position.
  5. Look for dark pixels, i.e. dead pixels.
  6. Turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
  7. Repeat the steps above for the other colors.
Check for stuck pixels
Steps:
  1. Remember the hotkey to turn off the shade (initially ^⌥⌘ S).
  2. Set the shade level slider to its zero position.
  3. Select the Black color.
  4. Set the shade level slider to its max position.
  5. Look for bright pixels, i.e. stuck pixels.
  6. Turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
Check for pixels' color uniformity
Steps for testing colors:
  1. Remember the hotkey to turn off the shade (initially ^⌥⌘ S).
  2. Set the shade level slider to its zero position.
  3. Select "HSB Sliders" from the color panel.
    Adjust the Brightness and Saturation sliders to the maximum position.
  4. Set the shade level slider to its max position
    and turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
  5. Drag the Hue slider and watch the screen for color uniformity.
  6. Turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
Steps for testing color shades:
  1. Remember the hotkey to turn off the shade (initially ^⌥⌘ S).
  2. Set the shade level slider to its zero position.
  3. Select "HSB Sliders" from the color panel.
    Adjust the Hue, Saturation and Brightness sliders to a desired color.
  4. Set the shade level slider to its max position
    and turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
  5. Drag the Saturation and Brightness sliders and watch the screen for shade uniformity.
  6. Turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).

When cleaning your screen

v1.1 & next
When cleaning your monitors' screens you can use myPoint to search for dirt on them. Scratches, spots and stains can be seen much better in a full shade of gray or tan color.
Note: The Heavy Shade Limiter will reduce automatically the full shade to the level of 90%.
Using the Gray color
Steps:
  1. Remember the hotkey to turn off the shade (initially ^⌥⌘ S).
  2. Set the shade level slider to its max position
    and turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
  3. Select "Gray Scale Slider" from the color panel.
  4. Drag the Brightness slider, observing the following rule:
    • value ​​around 0% (black color) will help to detect stains - such as fingerprints.
    • value ​​around 100% (white color) will help to detect small spots.
  5. Turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
Using dark shades with HSB sliders
Steps:
  1. Remember the hotkey to turn off the shade (initially ^⌥⌘ S).
  2. Set the shade level slider to its zero position.
  3. Select brown or orange color in the "Color Palettes" view from the color panel.
    Note: You can skip this step.
  4. Select "HSB Sliders" from the color panel.
    Adjust the Brightness slider in the maximum position.
  5. If you skipped the step 3:
    Adjust the Saturation slider in the maximum position.
    Adjust the Hue slider between the Red and Yellow - do some experiments to get the appropriate value.
  6. Set the shade level slider to its max position
    and turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
  7. Drag the brightness slider in the area of 0% (black color) to detect stains such as fingerprints.
  8. Turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
Using light shades with HSB sliders
Steps:
  1. Remember the hotkey to turn off the shade (initially ^⌥⌘ S).
  2. Set the shade level slider to its zero position.
  3. Select cyan color in the "Color Palettes" view from the color panel.
    Note: You can skip this step.
  4. Select "HSB Sliders" from the color panel.
    Adjust the brightness slider to its max position.
  5. If you skipped the step 3:
    Adjust the saturation slider to its max position.
    Adjust the Hue slider between the green and blue - do some experiments to get the appropriate value.
  6. Set the shade level slider to its max position
    and turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
  7. Drag the brightness slider in the area of 100% (white color) to detect small spots.
  8. Turn off the shade with the hotkey (initially ⌃⌥⌘ S).
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