I know almost nothing about color correction, except insofar as what ColorSync’s job is, but the proof is in the pudding.
I fired up Parallels Desktop software to run -shudder- Windows XP to see how Aperture did at rendering its Web Galleries for Windows. Since I’m running Firefox on XP, I only need a shower: IE and I’d have to boil myself or something.
Anyhow, my images looked much more fabulous on Safari on Mac OS X. I took screen shots of the same image on both platforms. Which means the bits are different, so you should, even on a Windows box, be able to notice a difference. Of course that means that you Windows folks will see double-happy-shittiness on the first pic and only single shittiness on the second one.
Maybe there’s something else going on, but overall, my Windows experiences have been much like this. A pale imitation that is never quite right.
Why are my pictures washed out when the rest of the standard XP UI is so garishly vivid that it hurts my eyes?