Re: Gamma Question and Yahoo, etc

From: Etienne Garbaux ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/09/04-07:30:32 PM Z
Message-id: <p05210600bd66b2a3c386@[]>

Katharine wrote:

> I almost gave up having a website because of this. I got the images to
> look right on my Mac, and then I remembered that PCs have a different
> gamma, so I switched the gamma and saw that they were way too dark. So I
> started lightening them, trying to find a midpoint where they would look
> halfway okay on both, but the more I lightened them for the PC, the less
> visible they got on the Mac. When I was about ready to give up, a friend
> on the list told me, "Nobody's work looks right online, get over it!"
> and then I was able to accept that there isn't any way to get accurate
> representation online, and that that's just the way it is.
> If someone has good news about this, I'll be glad to hear it, but I fear
> the remedy will simply be to force everyone into one box.

Actually, it isn't too difficult to write HTML that will query the
visitor's browser for system information and load different image files
based on the information returned. Your image storage overhead would
double, but otherwise it's pretty painless.

Best regards,

Received on Thu Sep 9 19:49:44 2004

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