I was working on a digital painting on my PC last night and this morning I brought it over to my school's mac lab to work on it some more, only to discover all of the details I put into the shadows vanished into a pitch black void. I gaped at this, tweaked my picture to make the details show up again on the Mac, saved it under a different file name, and brought it home to look at the same file on my PC. There it looked washed out.
I frowned, made sure my monitor was properly calibrated, then moved both the original file and the newly edited file over to my laptop to view them. The original file made on my PC looked fine - the one I edited on the Mac looked washed out.
I saved the file as a JPG and then sent it around to a group of friends who all have either Macs or PCs. All the Mac users saw pitch blackness in the shadows while all the PC users saw detail. After sputtering out a stream of angry rage at Mac, I came here to ask -... how do I get around something like this? Do I save two versions of the same image? One for macs and one for PCs?
Do I invest in a mac so I can view the same image on two different types of computers and try to find a neat middle ground where the picture looks okayish on both PC and Mac? What do I do?