Anyone ever use 2.2 gamma in Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mac2x, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009
    Since SL switched the default gamma to 2.2 from the traditional 1.8, I made display profiles for both my displays with a 2.2 gamma to try it out in Leopard. It's so much easier on the eyes for me. Anyone else get the same impression?
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I've never used the 1.8 Gamma since my first mac (PowerBook). Ever since then its been a calibrated 2.2 profile. I can't stand 1.8 it just hurts my eyes.
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Its just 'clicked' with me why my website looks darker on my 10.6 MBP than my work 10.5 MP. :eek:

    I knew the gamma was changed but it never clicked in my head. Someone should make an app for it! :D
  4. mac2x thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009
    There's an app for that! :D :D

    Thanks, glad to know I'm not the only one who dislikes a 1.8 gamma. :apple:
  5. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2009
    I like the new calibration, but it causes problems when I'm playing a game in windowed mode.

    It's WAY darker than 1.8, and I can barely see.
  6. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    I came over from PCs 1.5 years ago, where I was used to a 2.2 gamma, and since I use Photoshop a lot, everyone recommended staying with 2.2 on the Mac because it makes images look (a LOT!) better.

    That 1.8 gamma really lacks contrast and is overly bright....I can't stand the way it looks.
  7. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    One of the first things I'd do when I reinstalled OS X was change the gamma to 2.2.

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