Viewing Settings

All of the images contained in these galleries have been edited on a hardware calibrated monitor using a ColorVision Spyder. This ensures that the images I see and edit match the final print. However, since a wide variety and types of monitors will be used to view these galleries, I have included a simple chart to help you adjust your monitors brightness to view these galleries correctly. Please be aware that LCD monitors tend to display images with more contrast than a CRT screen will.

The image chart below shows a range of grays, from pure white to pure black. You should be able to see a clear difference between each gray gradation. The difference between 95 and 100 should be just barely visible. If your monitor does not display these as described above, then you need to adjust it. The easiest way to do this is to increase your monitors contrast to maximum (if it is not already), and then either increase or decrease your brightness setting until you are just barely able to see the difference between 95 and 100.
Monitor Brightness Chart
This adjustment is only useful for contrast and brightness and will not prevent a color cast if your monitor's colors are not properly calibrated. It is better than nothing though. Adobe Gamma which is included with Adobe Photoshop is a fairly decent software calibration program. The most reliable way to calibrate your monitor is to use a hardware calibration tool. This is especially important for LCD monitors which have more problems displaying colors correctly than CRTs.