Hi, first post here. I’m using a Monaco Optix XR to profile a low-cost crt - setting the gamma in the software to 2.2.
I’m confused about how setting of gamma works. The way that it’s commonly described, calibration involves the physical hardware adjustment of the monitor - brightness, contrast, and gamma. The colorimeter aids me in setting the preffered values. Then the profiling process involves the software adjustment - to fine tune the colors.
What confuses me is that I have never seen a monitor with a hardware gamma adjustment option. So if I’m setting a gamma value in the software, am I to believe that the software is somehow physically adjusting the monitor’s gamma value to 2.2? Or is it purely a software adjustment that gets saved in my profile file? If that is the case, then why is gamma adjustment reffered to as part of calibration - not profiling?