Pictures in Mavericks smoothend vs Windows?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by freeuser, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. freeuser macrumors regular

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    I have noticed, their is a slight smoothening effect in Mavericks/Lightroom 5 vs. Lightroom 5 in Windows 8.1 and the Preview of the Systems. In Windows it seem to be, that I can see the noise of the same picture better/sharper than in Mavericks. Systems on an iMac 12,2; Mav 10.9.3, all updates and Win 8.1, all updates too. Do you noticed such a effect too? Is the general calibration of OS X that much of a difference to Windows?
     
  2. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I can't remember what its called but you can google it. The color on a Mac vs a PC has always been different. RGB is different. Each user on a Mac have the option of calibrating it to whatever specs they like. What I've noticed on my MBP is that the backlighting changes if you are sitting in a room with natural light or a lamp. What I was told that it really matters when it comes to printing. Most of the print shops that I go to use a PC, so I will bump up the exposure in LR a little. Do a couple in house test prints to see if I like it. Then take a copy on disc to print.

    But yes you are correct. The OS on a Mac is more fluid. Very artsy fartsy. lol
     
  3. nitromac macrumors 6502

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    The two OS just use different algorithms for font smoothing and I'm assuming that carries over to preview smoothing as well. If you view your photos full-size (100%) there should be no difference whatsoever between Mac and Windows, but if you shrink them you will likely see smoothing.
     

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