Do not replace the Mac versus Window myth on Gamma with a CRT versus LCD myth on Gamma.
Didn,t even know the myth existed. I stand corrected. Perhaps you could explain what gamma I should use and why, for my crt, that is.
Thank in advance, Ivan
Today, a Gamma of 2.2 is accepted as the standard for photography, and 24 bit graphics.
But, for print, 1.8 is still the standard.
You do need to know what your work is being purposed for.
If you are printing to a photo quality printer, then use 2.2.
But, if it's going to a printing company for "4 color" output, it's likely 1.8.
If you soft proof, you should call the printer first. No one can tell you what the needs are across the, uh, spectrum, of output.
Some printing companies even now, require CMYK files, which you really don't want to give them if you can at all help it.
So, most assumptions call for 24 bit Adobe(1998) RGB files, corrected on a monitor set to 6500k at Gamma 2.2 (calibrated, properly), viewed on a D50 box (not 5000k bulbs in your ceiling, or lamp!!!). But you can't count on that for every circumstance.