Monitor Adjustment

In order to have the best view of the pictures, take a moment to adjust your monitor, The scale below has a total of 20 patches ranging from black on the left to white on the right. It is OK if the you can't tell much difference between the darkest two and the lightest two. But you should be able to see at least the center 16 patches of gray. More is better. If there are fewer, then the pictures will not look their best.

If you can see differences in all of the white and can't with several of the blacks, then either brightness or contrast is too high. Of course, if you can see more black than white, then brightness or contrast is too low. Most monitors range from 0-100 for both. Typically, you should have brightness around 50 and contrast around 65. However, that will vary with different monitors.