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    Default is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    I viewed the same set of photos on my macbook and on my PC and i find that the quality of the phots look better and sharper on the mac...

    why is that so?

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    I dont know whether this has any bearing now but I can recall that during the early days, PC was "text" based whereas Apple (Mac) was "graphic" based. These may still account for it.

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    Basically macs have very high resolution screen and very good displays. so.... it accounts for that

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    and Mac screen uses different gamma from PC screen too.

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    Quote Originally Posted by canonikon View Post
    and Mac screen uses different gamma from PC screen too.
    I second that... my pics always look "fine" on my mac, but underexposed when viewed from PC...

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    it true that photos look sharper i have 24inch imac is look bigger and better.

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    I am using the default Windows picture viewer, the photo dun look as sharp. I dun have ACDSee on my office Wiindows, only the default viewer, so can't really conclude. I said as if I didn't say huh.

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    because, you feel happy when you use a mac
    and thus you will like what you see on the screen

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    actually typically macs are 72dpi and windows are 96dpi

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    actually typically macs are 72dpi and windows are 96dpi

    So a PeeCee is typically higher res/sharper than a Mac?
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    So a PeeCee is typically higher res/sharper than a Mac?
    yes by spec
    but visually .....

    i wonder which one matters more

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    actually typically macs are 72dpi and windows are 96dpi
    Eh? What's DPI got to do with anything in a software environment? It only affects print outputs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    yes by spec
    but visually .....

    i wonder which one matters more
    when it comes to specs vs vivisual ............

    I'll chose specs, just need to tell the client "look at the screen"


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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    Eh? What's DPI got to do with anything in a software environment? It only affects print outputs..
    We're talking about just looking at the screen
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    Eh? What's DPI got to do with anything in a software environment? It only affects print outputs..
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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    mac screens's gamma 1.8 whereas mostly in windows its gamma 2.2?

    can adjust though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    We're talking about just looking at the screen
    Some Apple Cinemas and Dell widescreen flat panels share the same LG Philips LCD panels. So I don't get it? It's not like the displays are all manufactured by Microsoft and Apple standards. Just about all the different Apple Cinema sizes use different panels with varying IQ levels, and connecting Apple Cinemas to a PC doesn't magically change the panel's properties.

    Which reminds me, are you even looking at images with the same screen? It's very stupid, IMO, to view at the images using different screens and coming to the conclusion that images look fantastic on Macs and not on PCs. It wouldn't take a rocket scientist to know that a PC environment viewed with a $50 dollar CRT looks like crap compared to a Mac environment viewed with a $5000 Apple Cinema display. Now try the identical display on both setups.

    Okay, I was wrong, fonts are included. But again, what's this got to do with pictures?!

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    it's the feelgood feeling that affects your brain and you think that images are better

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    it depends on the quality of the LCD that is use, the spec of the LCD makes big differences.

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    Default Re: is it true that photos look sharper on a mac...

    I think mac looks good on their displays is because of the cable they are using, firstly most computers windows base are using VGA unless you opt to use DVI and all MAC's are using DVI, but i dont find any difference when i see the mac book and the lappy mostly the same. Unless you are talking about the Macbook Pro, because of their high res graphic card by NVIDA. So i think is because specially made for mac.
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