Monitor Calibration

Why should you calibrate your monitor? Well, you want to see all the subtleties of your photo, and you want to have some confidence that you see what others see. Here's a simple way to do the calibration.
  1. Using the lighting you normally work with, sit at your monitor with a piece of white paper.
  2. Turn your monitor's contrast up to 100%.
  3. Look at this grayscale:


  4. Adjust your monitor's brightness so you can see differences between all the squares, except possibly the two darkest ones, and the white square is the same brightness as the piece of paper.
If you change your lighting, you should go through these steps again.