Take a long look at your computer monitor. Is the contrast and brightness right? Have you calibrated the color correctly? Have you ever calibrated the display at all? For the amount of time you spend staring at the pixels that monitor generates, calibration should be something you do at least once. It is not a difficult process and Microsoft Windows 7 includes built-in applications that make the process really simple.
Gamma, brightness and contrast
To start the display calibration process in Windows 7, type dccw in the Desktop Search box, and click the dccw.exe file.
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