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> PMView displays pics darker than other programs including PMView Win
post Sep 7 2000, 11:09 AM
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I was wondering if anyone had noticed, or if it's just my system, that
PMView for OS/2 displays images darker, or at least without as much
detail as PMView for Windows, and other Windows graphics programs.

It seems to be most notable on BnW images... but is there in color
too... I notice it most frequently (or maybe it's just that the only
time I view in both OS/2 and Windows is) when it's a picture that I've
either scanned, or taken with my digital camera... I am using PMView/2
and CFM to scan in the image... and then when I go to "repair" it, I
was using MGI Photosuite III, and noticed that it was much lighter in
MGI, so I thought, maybe it's a problem with PMView in general, so I
downloaded the shareware for the Windows version of PMView, and it
showed it lighter than PMView/2 also...

I can send a sample picture of what I mean to anyone that would like me
to... so that you can see what I mean, but I don't want to send that to
the list... It's over 3M...

This seems to happen in multiple file formats too.. the one I'm looking
at now is a TIFF, but it also does it in JPG (those are the only two
formats I use, so I don't know if it does it to others also...)

Opinions? Tips?


Jim H
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post Sep 7 2000, 12:14 PM
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Your OS/2 and Windows system are using different gamma curves. You need to calibrate them both in order to get identical colors.

Unfortunately, no OS/2 drivers I know of allows for calibration, so the best thing is probably to calibrate your monitor to OS/2. Then, after, this, you calibrate Windows to your monitor.


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