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64-bit on the desktop [Feb. 18th, 2004|12:52 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
The best use of 64-bit processors on the desktop, in my opinion, is to obliterate the "gamma" concept that so few applications gets right anway.

If each RGB channel got more than 8 bits, you wouldn't need gamma.... you'd be able to represent the brightness directly.

Wasteful? Perhaps. But it'd simplify the whole problem and things would start to look the same everywhere. (in, oh, a dozen years)

[User Picture]From: eli
2004-02-18 01:17 pm (UTC)
Man....You think gamma sucks, try dealing on a constant basis with photographs. All sorts of different colorspaces and calibrations and converting. I'm not sure if should try to fully understand it all, or just wait until everything becomes eaiser(and the same color).

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[User Picture]From: taral
2004-02-18 01:35 pm (UTC)
The problem isn't the brightness representation, it's the fact that different cards/monitors/people interpret the information differently. Even with 10000000 bits of representation, you'd still need gamma.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2004-02-18 01:43 pm (UTC)
Gamma makes me cry. I still don't know whether I'm adjusting the brightness of the pictures in my gallery "correctly."
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