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Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite Compatibility for Colour Management Applications



Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite has now been released. Most applications do seem to be compatible but we would strongly suggest you check with the manufacturers of any software you have before upgrading. The website www.roaringapps.com can also be a useful source of information. Below you can find the latest information for the products that we sell. We will try to keep this list up to date as new information comes from the manufacturers, other customers and our own testing.


X-Rite have confirmed the compatibility of their products. i1 Profiler and the measuring devices that it supports such as i1 Display Pro and i1 Pro 2 are fine, as is the ColorMunki Display (you may need to download the latest installer though if you have just purchased). The main ColorChecker Passport software is also compatible. However, ColorMunki Photo and ColorMunki Design users will need to update to the latest version. Also the DNG Profile Manager application included as part of ColorChecker Passport will not install under Yosemite. Updates are now available, follow this link.


Yosemite was not applying the gamma curve that ColorNavigator specifies (for example 128 and 129 RGB become the same tone), that meant the ColorNavigator Agent app kept warning you that the video card gamma had been changed. The issue has been fixed in Mac OS 10.10.2, so all users should upgrade.


BasicColor have confirmed that they have found no problems with their software and Yosemite.


NEC SpectraView Profiler is compatible with Yosemite.


All the Spyder4 products are reported as working well on Yosemite, however an update will be needed for Spyder3 applications.


  1. January 9, 2015    

    So wish I’d read this before I upgraded to Yosemite!
    Now getting messages telling me my video card gamma has been reset. Trying to appease this, I pressed the ‘reset to default’ and it’s still sending me cross messages saying ‘video card gamma was reset’.
    Any idea when Apple might deign to fix this? My lovely CG246s deserve better than this!

    What do I do now? All advice welcome.

    • admin's Gravatar admin
      January 10, 2015    

      Control-click on the ColorNavigator icon in the dock and select When Video Card Gamma Changes – Ignore. The problem should be fixed in the next OS update.

      • January 10, 2015    

        Thanks for the expert service.


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