Newbie Question, Differences In Gamma / Color Between Mac and PC Defaults

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by NeonKingKong, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. NeonKingKong macrumors member

    NeonKingKong

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    Hi. I have a painting on a website that looks better on a pc than on a mac. I have bootcamp, and I looked at it in windows xp versus my mac os x. Both are using an apple cinema last model. I know that the gamma is inherently greater on a pc. So if somebody looks at it on a pc they will see it how I want it to look like. Is there anyway to make it look like that on my mac? I have photoshop elements. And if I print it out, which will it resemble more? I've heard the mac is more correct and used by graphic design pros. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a

    Frosties

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    Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard uses a gamma value of 2.2 by default. In versions of Mac OS X prior to 10.6, the default system gamma value was 1.8. You should be on the same gamma value in windows and os x now.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3712
     
  3. NeonKingKong thread starter macrumors member

    NeonKingKong

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    That answers my question completely. Thank you! :)
     

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