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I've been working on this same laptop for almost two years now and have only had minor glitches (as discussed in other topics in this forum). I work on the thing every day, almost the entire day. In the past few weeks, I have noticed that my gradients come out banded. Even tiny gradients created in Photoshop appear banded. All the work I've done previously now appears blocky on my screen, yet comes up perfect on the Macs we use at university or any other PC. As a Graphic Designer, this is an immense problem as I NEED to be able to see the exact colours and gradients to go to print...I haven't changed any settings recently, it literally happened from one day to the next. Any suggestions? I've googled and checked my gamma settings as well as the monitor setup, nothing has changed recently.
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For your kind of work a laptop/lcd screen is most unsuitable -- I'm surprised you don't appear to know that. Neither do gamma settings work with laptop/lcd screens. Adobe's position is that Adobe Gamma is not compatible with those types of screen. You should be using either a CRT monitor or a top-end graphic-design quality lcd monitor.
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The 15.4 inch Trubrite display (HD ready) has served me perfectly up to this point (due to good calibration). Even under normal circumstances it didn't do too badly. And of course i know a top-end lcd is the answer, but who can afford that on a student's income...(if you can call it that)? I still don't know why it has suddenly started banding gradients after two years...?

Edited by BlackHalo, 29 September 2008 - 10:23 PM.

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Maybe you've just been lucky the last 2 years???????
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Somehow I doubt that....
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