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Gamma Control

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Very good
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out of 3 votes out of 2 votes

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    May 16, 2013
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Editors' Review


In digital images, gamma correction or encoding refers to luminance; adjusting it can make video or still pictures seem brighter or darker. Gamma Control is a simple piece of freeware for quickly adjusting your display's gamma without changing your graphics settings. It's great for gaming or watching movies online because it illuminates dark corners and reveals detail, any time you need to brighten (or darken) your display temporarily. We looked at Gamma Control 3, which is ad-supported and includes a feed. Unfortunately, the feed didn't work for us, and the updated version proved a bit buggy.

Gamma Control has a very small interface, just a few check boxes and buttons plus a slider for adjusting gamma. Moving it to the left made things lighter; sliding the lever right darkened our desktop. Check boxes let us choose to run Gamma Control at startup, start minimized to the system tray, and save our gamma adjustments. We could also update the program, open Help and About files, and configure the tool via the Options button. The Options involve selecting hot-key combos for six commands: gamma up, gamma down, reset to default, Quick Switch 1 and 2, and Monitor Sleep. A check box let us show the Gamma Trackbar.

When we opened Gamma Control, the Help page that opened with it displayed an Internal Server Error, and so did the ad feed space on the main interface. Previous versions displayed an ad for the developer, DesktopNerds, so we're at a loss to explain the error, especially after making sure it wasn't our system's fault. And though dragging the cursor in either direction did indeed change our display's gamma, as soon as we let go of the cursor, it changed back. The same was true of the hot keys. They changed the gamma, but a second later it changed back. Clicking Help called another error. While Gamma Control is a great idea, it's also a work in progress.

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1 stars

"This Software is malware"

November 02, 2015

2015-11-02 12:44:04

 |  Version: Gamma Control 4.0


None I had to roll-back to a restore point after installing this software.


I got a virus/malware from this. It installed about 5 different random programs and injected into my dnsapi.dll


This software infects your computer with malware

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1 stars

"Doesn't Work - Save Your Time"

May 11, 2014  |  By IncidentalTech01

2014-05-11 06:29:23  |  By IncidentalTech01

 |  Version: Gamma Control 4.0


None -- program simply doesn't work. Search for and download Quick Gamma instead.


Installation is a hassle. You're invited to accept several EULAs for search engines, driver update software, registry fixers, etc. This is in addition to and on top of all the offers you get from the Installer itself. It's unclear whether you have to accept all this additional software just to get the Gamma software or not.

After all of this (something like 7 or 8 offers in total, combined from the installer and the GammaControl installer), when trying to launch the program, you get an error that says "GammaControl.exe is not a valid Win32 application".

It's really just a terrible, frustrating waste of time.

Rather than hassling with it, I tried a different program, which worked flawlessly and had a smoother install process as well.

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Full Specifications

Publisher DesktopNerds
Publisher web site
Release Date May 16, 2013
Date Added May 16, 2013
Version 4.0
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 458.02KB
File Name GammaControlv4setup.exe
Total Downloads 22,631
Downloads Last Week 100
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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