|Diane Miller Fine Art Photography|
VIEWING THE IMAGES ON YOUR COMPUTER:
Images on the web are low-resolution and their colors are not accurate. Fine art prints of these images will be extremely sharp and detailed and will have a wider color range than seen here.
Also, most computer screens are not optimized for viewing images. Unless you have a calibrated and profiled monitor, you may be seeing a very poor representation of each image. If that is the case, you can improve your monitor by doing the following simple adjustments. (Don't do this if you are using a calibration and profiling program -- you will render it invalid.)
Look at the step wedge above, which has 11 shades of gray, including black and white. If you cannot distinguish all the shades, especially the darkest two, adjust your screen's brightness control (usually marked by a little sun) toward its maximum value until the blackest tone just lightens to gray. Then bring it back down until it just becomes black again. Then set the contrast (usually marked by a circle with a white and a black half) until you can differentiate both the darkest and lightest tones. You should now be able to distinguish all the shades of gray. With older consumer grade LCD screens you may have to adjust the vertical angle at which you view the monitor to get good results.
The best viewing for any use of the computer is in low ambient light, but you should make this adjustment in the light in which you normally use the computer.