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Apple gave up – the new Mac OS will have the same gamma correction as Windows

Denis KortunovAuthor: Denis Kortunov
28 October 2008

Apple gamma 2.2It rumored that Apple is intended to change its default gamma correction value in Mac OS Snow Leopard. From the ancient times this value was set to 1.8 and it will be replaced with 2.2 (exactly the same value as in Microsoft Windows). What does that mean to us? Images will look the same in both operating systems (right now the difference can be spotted in dark areas). And the operating system [Mac OS] itself will look different — GUI elements well get darker and more contrast. We are curious if they redraw Mac OS to meet the new gamma value? And what would happen to the icons that have been already created?

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