After using Photoshop on a daily basis for the past few years, today when I booted up I noticed that photoshops gradients were no longer smooth for me on my laptop monitor. Here's an example:
Admittedly, it isn't egregiously bad, but for a professional web designer it's bad enough to be a problem. I don't think this is an issue of "banding", which a lot of people seem to complain about online.
I'm running OS X Lion in a newest-gen MB Air. I've tried this in Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS4, and Illustrator CS5, and it's an issue in all three.
I have my laptop attached to a Dell UltraSharp monitor and when I look at the file on that monitor it isn't a problem--it look perfect. So this would seem to be something wrong with my laptop monitor config.
Things I've tried thus far:
- Updating system software
- Reinstalling Photoshop
- Recalibrating my display color profile
- Different color modes in Photoshop (RBG/CMYK and 8/16 bits)
- Banging head against wall
Any advice would be appreciated.