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Image differance on Mac and PC
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Dec 24, 2006, 07:22 AM
As a wildlife photographer I do all my post processing on a G5 power mac with Photoshop cs2. Most of my images are viewed on a PC's so how can I get the images to look like they will be on a PC when using a Mac.
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Dec 24, 2006, 11:51 AM
Isn't the difference between the displays just the gamma setting? If so, you change that on your Mac by going to the Displays preference pane, Color tab, and then calibrating your display.

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Dec 24, 2006, 04:41 PM
It's actually pretty easy. Simply click on 'View' in the menubar and down to 'Proof Setup' then over to 'Windows RGB'. This should give you an approximation of what the image would look like on a PC.
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Dec 27, 2006, 12:02 PM
If you are preparing images for the web, you should be working with your monitor calibrated to a 2.2 gamma. You should also be converting your photos (after whatever editing you do) to the sRGB color space. This will give you the best results, as far as cross-platform appearance goes.
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