Win 8 as a digital darkroom platform on a desktop?
Re: Win 8 as a digital darkroom platform on a desktop?
I have not found any significant differences for photography applications.
Color management works as before. To get it working, you need to do 3 active steps, as before:
- Selecting "Use windows display calibration" makes everything work very nicely across all user accounts, allowing for multiple monitors with different profiles, etc.. http://www.slagermanphoto.com/blog/2010/09/22/windows-color-management-solution/
- Select the appropriate ICC profile for each monitor. I noticed that my monitor already had an icc profile associated to it. Maybe Windows 8 has improved lookup of drivers including monitor profiles. But not relevant to most of us since we will do our own calibration anyway.
- Disable igfxpers if you are using any Intel graphics. This is now easier to do and can be done from the task manager. The setting also persisted when I updated the Intel graphics drivers via Windows Update. I.e. this step seems to be more reliable.