I work with macs and the whole color management process is a new arena for me. It was news to me when I learned that macs are calibrated to 1.8gamma, and an optimal web surfing experience would be more pc oriented at 2.2gamma.
Trying to nail a workflow down using Lightroom v1.4 and CS3. Lightroom defaults to the ProPhoto colorspace at 1.8gamma. Anything thrown up on the Web should be worked on in 2.2gamma. As I understand it, if I’m outputting to print I should be at 1.8gamma.
How does the L* curve fit into this? I understand it’s a hybrid between the two. I’ve heard people discuss it’s “rise in popular use.” But how the heck is it applied for practical use? Is it a compromise for people who don’t want to be bothered switching gamma curves?
I noticed at 2.2g my macbook pro laptop blows out highlight tones in photos pretty easily. My primary computer is a gorgeous 24" imac.
Also, how would I decide when the colors are nailed on the monitor between 100 and 120 cd/m2?
Thanks for the assistance!