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Re: Default colors vs. gamma

From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Default colors vs. gamma
Date: 11 Oct 2004 21:04:03 +0200
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Alex Perez <address@hidden> writes:
> No other toolkits insist on forcing proper gamma values, so why should
> GNUstep? You can insist on the hardline "it's the right thing to do"
> (which from a technical perspective I agree on, but pragmatically I
> disagree with you on) mantra, and you're welcome to stay in your ivory
> tower, but down here on the ground, we almost all use different
> applications which use different toolkits.
> What really ought to happen is the default "dark" gray GNUstep
> appearance (which looks /proper/ with the gamma set correctly) should
> be lightened. A common complaint is that GNUstep is "too dark" and
> that's in large part because people aren't viewing it at the correct
> gamma setting. Frankly, when I look at images with a gamma of 1.6 set,
> I think they are disgustingly horrific. Most people, (the vast
> majority, I'd argue) instead of setting the gamma as they should,
> alter the brightness and contrast settings of their monitors to
> achieve proper appearances.

And for gamma-newbies around here like me, why should the gamma be 1.6
rather than 1.0?  Why shouldn't we keep 'absolute' values for colors
(gamma=1.0) everywhere?

__Pascal Bourguignon__                     http://www.informatimago.com/

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