Should GAMMA need to be adjusted?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by David_nj_7, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. David_nj_7

    David_nj_7 Guest

    Hi.. I'm a little bit confused about the GAMMA setting I see in most of
    the photo editing programs available. If you go into the options of an
    editor or viewer, such as IRFANVIEW and you make an adjustment to the
    GAMMA setting does that do something "accross the board" to the
    monitor/video card etc... that will affect all programs or does it just
    affect IRFANVIEW or whatever program you are using?

    The reason I ask is that it seems to be that the brightness of my
    images seems to vary quite a bit depending upon which viewer/editor I
    am using to view it. Is it supposed to be that way? Do you guys ever
    need to play around with the GAMMA settings?


    David_nj_7, Mar 8, 2006
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  2. In most cases, it's only for that program. So leave it off, and adjust
    your monitor gamma using your video card drivers, or Adobe gamma or any
    similar *system-wide* program.
    mark.thomas.7, Mar 8, 2006
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  3. Run two or more programs simultaneously using the same image.
    =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital=A9?=, Mar 8, 2006
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