VML Gamma Attribute

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Defines the amount of contrast for an image. Read/write. VgNumber.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element gamma=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .gamma="expression"



Decreasing the gamma below 1 modifies an image to make it more contrasty, while values greater than 1 decrease the contrast. Useful values are from 0.3 to about 3. The default value is 0.

VML Standard Attribute


   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:imagedata gamma=".7" src="gamera.jpg"/>

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