Why is there a color difference between Mac osx Snow Leopard and Windows 7

Discussion in 'macOS' started by waloshin, May 27, 2010.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Why is there a color difference between Mac osx Snow Leopard and Windows 7? Everything looks brighter and more colorful on Windows 7 over Mac osx.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I know OSX uses a different base gamma than windows.
     
  3. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    I think it's the Gamma control. Snow Leopard changed the default to 2.2, thus it look different from previous OS versions. I don't know if W7 is the same or not.

    As for W7, it's the color scheme that makes it look like it's more brighter and colorful. If you were comparing it to Vista, you would say Vista was just dark, dull and boring, due to the color theme used.

    Snow Leopard is starting to get dull and boring for me, the grayscale|Aqua blue is just old now.
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Because you are either using different monitors, or different color profiles on the same monitor. Windows and Snow Leo use the same default gamma (2.2) so they should look the same given the same hardware and profile.
     

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