are several pages that require certain plug-ins
in order to be enjoyed at its maximum.
your screen wide enough to see both arrows on this line:
image below should appear as a rainbow starting
and ending with red. There should be a smooth
transition from color to color with no banding
and no little dots.
following image is not a smooth transition. If
you have only limited colors ( i.e. 16 levels
of color) the above rainbow would look something
that's color, now let's deal with gamma, and contrast.
are some boxes, one should be absolute black.
Nothing on your monitor should be darker than
the black box. Look at the black border around
your monitor. It should be as black as that
box. And nothing should be lighter than the
white box. The grey box and the white box
should have no tint to them. No pink or blue!
in them. No pink or blue!
is a 10 section step wedge to allow you to check
that you have a full chromatic scale available
on your monitor. You should be able and see
the 10 separate tones going from an all white
to a total black.
(or contrast) is next.
Step back from your monitor.
One of these numbered boxes is about the same
shade as the surrounding.
your "screen gamma." Most photographer's
web pages are designed for 1.8 Gamma. TV monitors
are calibrated for 2.2 Gamma.