Simple monitor adjusting procedure.
Our pictures are best viewed on a calibrated monitor.
Those working in the
graphic and reproduction professions are used to working with calibrated
systems set up by their own departments. If you are in that kind of
environment then this page is not relevant to your needs.
We recommend, as does Adobe, that the Gamma
for your PC monitor should be set at 2.2 - also on a Mac.
Adjust your working space lighting so that it won't
throughout the day. Better to have a consistently lit room where strong
light and shadows don't interfere with the eyes or the monitor. Neutral
grays are best as strong colours can reflect unwanted colour into your
viewing environment. Image handling will result in headaches and worthless
pictures if the eyes and brain are forced to adjust to the lighting
Set the monitor colour temperature to 6500°
Kelvin. This adjustment can be
made in the settings of most contemporary monitors whether they be CRT
TFT though it might be hard at first to find through the menu. 6500°
correct temperature if your desktop lighting is standard flourescent
industrial lighting of 5000° used in the graphics industry.
If your desktop lighting is only halogen or tungsten
at 2800° - 3200° then
you should set the monitor temperature to 5000° Kelvin. This is
primarily in photographic studios and TV monitoring rooms where there
natural light coming into the room.
Next set the monitor 'Gain' or 'Contrast'
settings to 100%. This is not a
true 'contrast' device as the name suggests but is more about governing
amount of light the monitor displays.
New TFT monitors can sometimes be too bright in
which case it is better to
turn the contrast down slightly to account for this.
Next look at the Gamma image below. You can use
this image in a number of different ways. For example as a quick reference
when browsing through Leuku's pictures to help you get the very best
image viewing conditions. It can aslo be saved to your hard drive or
pocket data device to check the quality of data projectors or other