Gamma function tests

by Billy Biggs <>

The following images were generated to try and test how close my monitor is to various gamma standards. The left hand side of each image is a repeating pattern of pure white and black pixels:

    [ BLACK  WHITE ]
    [ WHITE  BLACK ]

The right hand side is half-intensity grey according to each standard. They should look close to identical in a properly configured viewing environment for that standard.

sRGB Gamma Curve

pow( value, 0.45 )

Rec.709 Gamma Curve

No gamma correction

The following tests to see if there is a surround effect when testing gamma plates.

sRGB Gamma Curve

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