Turning Adobe Gamma on and off

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Derek Fountain, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Is there a simple way to turn Adobe Gamma on and off as required? As
    described in an eariler thread, it's getting in my way more than it's
    helping for much of what I'm doing.

    I'm using PS7.01.
    Derek Fountain, Jan 13, 2004
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    M. MacDonald Guest

    I know you can turn it on and off with "System Mechanic" software, at least
    that's how I've done it. I'm sure it is in some Start Up key in the

    M. MacDonald, Jan 14, 2004
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  3. Although I don't see how, but I missed your other thread, it can get in the
    way (it just corrects wrong color rendition), just move it out of the
    Startup folder, and back in if you need it.

    Bart van der Wolf, Jan 14, 2004
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    Mike Russell Guest

    On the off-chance he's using Macintosh, this would be controlled by the
    Extensions Manager for OS9 and before, and System Prefs on OSX.
    Mike Russell, Jan 14, 2004
  5. Although I don't see how, but I missed your other thread, it can get in
    I'm working with sRGB images, and the target is a website (i.e. I want
    output to look as close to right as possible on any monitor). Having Adobe
    Gamma running makes my monitor look totally different to most other
    people's monitors. My images look fine under Windows on my monitor, but
    much too dark on any other monitor - or, for that matter, my monitor when
    I'm running Linux.

    I'll kill off Adobe Gamma as you suggest and reinstate it when I want to
    print an image (which is rarely).
    Derek Fountain, Jan 14, 2004
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    Doug Nelson Guest

    Since most people have uncalibrated monitors, and sRGB is as close as we
    have to a web standard, just unload gamma and leave it unloaded and use
    sRGB as your working space. You will then be looking at your image on an
    uncalibrated monitor. Of course, if you ever want to output to print you'd
    have to reload it, recalibrate, and choose a different working space, such
    as AdobeRGB. Plus, if your monitor is uncalibrated your web image color
    will drift over time.

    I, however, simply consider it their fault for not calibrating their
    monitor :)

    - Doug Nelson

    http://www.retouchpro.com -- the #1 online community for retouchers and
    Doug Nelson, Jan 20, 2004
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