Many times people tell me: your images are too bright or too dark. However, in most cases it turns out that their monitors are set up wrong, hardly or even not calibrated at all. So I think I’ll add a nice image for you to check your display. Do you clearly see the different shades, the different colors in the shades, the highlights in the water? Maybe it’s time to work on your display parameters.
[ fuente Reyes Catolicos · Granada ]
– photograph © 1999-2010 by jens g.r. benthien –
How to calibrate your display (the easy way which is far from being simple):
Set up your display so that you can clearly differentiate the two black and the two white squares at the bottom right of this page (check the manual of your monitor on how to set brightness and contrast):
- Set up your display so that you can clearly differentiate the two black and the two white squares at the bottom of this post (check your manual on how to set brightness and contrast):
- Windows users should download the MCW Monitor Calibration Wizard and follow the instructions.
- Mac users should open ‘System Preferences’ -> open ‘Display’ -> select the tab ‘Color’ -> click the button ‘Calibrate’ and follow the instructions. Don’t forget to assign a new name for your calibration – this will help you to switch back to the standard calibration!
- Download Fuji Test Image (2100×1500 pix) 944KB and 4800test.jpg and open them with your preferred image viewer. Check if the colors you see are correct.
- Read the following articles: Setting up your monitor and Digital Dog Articles
- Download and install Safari – the only browser that features color management.
Alternatively you can check if you can see any difference between the two left and the two right squares: