Monitor Quick Check
Follow the instructions below to perform a quick check of your monitor's settings.
Make your screen wide enough to see both arrows on this line:
The image below should appear as a rainbow starting and ending with red.
The following image is not a smooth transition. If you have only limited colours
or like this
Below 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.
This 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.
Gamma (or contrast) is next. Step back from your monitor.
That's your "screen gamma." Most photographer's web pages are designed for 1.8 Gamma.