There are comments on this question suggesting that gamma is off topic due to it being on topic elsewhere. However, I think we need to decide what is on topic here, independently of what is on topic elsewhere.

Should questions about gamma be acceptable here?

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    "off topic due to it being on topic elsewhere" - That alone is never a proper reason, though. – Christian Rau Aug 5 '15 at 19:43
  • @ChristianRau Definitely. I'm happy to see it on or off topic (I asked the question on main to prompt this discussion), as long as it's not off topic for that reason... – trichoplax Aug 5 '15 at 19:54

I dont really understand how it could be possible for it to not be in scope. It is:

  • A graphics hardware related concept
  • A mathematical concept
  • A image data compression scheme
  • Related to producing and computing properly with image data
  • often needed for good quality physical shaders to be easy to implement
  • affects, filtering and signal procesing in images

etc...

ok so gamma may not be the last word in color correct workflows but still.

Ps: is compression a allowed topic?

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    That last sentence sounds like another meta question, or even a prompt for a scope-exploring compression question on main... – trichoplax Aug 5 '15 at 20:34
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    @trichoplax Isn't there already one on JPEG anyway? – Christian Rau Aug 5 '15 at 20:38
  • @trichoplax there seems allready be one – joojaa Aug 5 '15 at 20:38
  • @ChristianRau you're right - I missed that one... – trichoplax Aug 5 '15 at 20:50
  • @joojaa 1 on main but none on meta yet... – trichoplax Aug 5 '15 at 20:51

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