Monitor Calibration Instructions:

For optimum viewing of the images within the William Gregory Photography galleries, your monitor should be set to display proper brightness, contrast, and resolution. Note: for the images to look right on my monitor (and probably yours also) the settings are FULL CONTRAST and HALF (or 50%) BRIGHTNESS. The tonal scale bar below will help you judge, as well as make any necessary adjustments to your monitor brightness and contrast controls. The tonal scale step tablet contains a total of 11 values.



First, adjust your screen contrast to maximum, then reduce it until you get separation between the white and light gray blocks on the far left. The white box should be bright white. A white that is actually brighter than the white page this text is on. (maximum contrast in most cases).

Next, adjust the brightness until you get separation between the black and dark gray blocks on the far right (50% brightness in most cases). The last block to the right should be black and barely separable from the dark gray to its immediate left. If they are easily separable then your monitor settings are to bright. 


Your system should be set to display more than 256 colors (for instance, choose 24 bit "true color" in the display setup area of Win95's Control Panel). Otherwise, colors will not appear accurate, and shadows will appear harsh with "banding" instead of smooth transitions.  If these undesirable characteristics do seem evident when viewing this site, please change your display settings to a higher level! Your browser preferences should also be set to "use document specified colors" and fonts. 

 

For Windows 95/98: Open the Control Panel and locate your Display Control Panel. Open your Display Control Panel and select the Settings tab. Now, locate the Color Palette dialog box. Using the Color Palette selection bar, select your display's highest possible color depth. Next to the Color Palette dialog box is the Desktop Area dialog box. If possible, move the resolution slider until it indicates a resolution of 800X600 or higher. Finally, touch the Apply button at the bottom of the Control Panel.

 

For MAC OS: Open your Control Panel and locate your Monitor or Monitors & Sound Control Panel. Using the Color Depth dialog box, select your display's highest possible color depth. Next to the Color Depth dialog box is the Resolution dialog box. If possible, select a resolution of 800X600 or higher. Finally, close the Control Panel.


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