Check your monitor Brightness and Contrast settings

CRT monitor   ~   LCD monitor

By performing this procedure, the images on this web site—and everywhere else!—will appear as intended!

To ensure these adjustments be effective:

  1. your monitor should be in operation since a few minutes ("warm"),
     
  2. proper lighting conditions deliver the best screen performance:
  • relatively low ambient lighting - approximately 300 lux,
  • suitable contrasts in your visual field,
  • screen distant from windows and the light parallel with the direction of your vision, etc.

 

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CRT monitor     CRT monitor (old cathode ray tube monitor)

Note: It is advisable to make these settings while the monitor is operative since 20 mn to a minimum!

  1. First, and if not already on (it should be!), adjust your monitor's Contrast contrast setting as high as it will go (100%).
     
  2. Then, while paying attention to the window below, adjust your monitor's Brightness brightness setting until the black background window just starts to blend in with the black of the "screen adjustment".
     
  3. You might want to adjust your Brightness level up significantly before adjusting it down to see the image within the black window below. Use this window below for comparison:

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significant difference...
down red
adjustement 2
down red
brightness dow
gauche adjustement droite all black...
down red
adjustement 3
down red
(slightly)
brightness up

 

 

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moniteur LCD     Moniteur LCD

Note: It is advisable to make these settings while the monitor is operative since 10 mn to a minimum!

  1. First, adjust Contrast contraste and Brightness luminosité settings as low as it will go (0%).
     
  2. Then, while paying attention to the window below, adjust your monitor's Brightness luminosité setting until to distinguish (slightly) between the darkest of greys (dark Grey) and pure Black.
     
  3. Now, increase Contrast contraste for pure White and pure Black—while maintaining, of course, the slightly distinction between dark Grey and pure Black.

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