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Re: filmscanners: Setting screen gamma problem
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From: "Julian Robinson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Setting screen gamma problem
| BUT - the step wedge is still somewhat compressed towards the black
| end. To get it looking "even" steps over the range, I have to adjust
| towards the ridiculous extreme, maybe around gamma = 1.3 or so. Hence my
| original question - should such a step wedge look evenly spaced on a well
| set up monitor?
No, it should not. Monitors use gamma of necessity as the guns do not
display light linearly. Gamma is logarithmic - hence a non-logarithmic step
wedge with even tone spacing will not and should not *appear* evenly spaced
in tone on your monitor.