Gordo's gamma test page
All photos and text Copyright © 1999 Gordon Richardson gordonr@iafrica.com

Check your monitor gamma using this test image.
If your gamma is set correctly the 11 dark to light areas should be equal.

Gamma test scan pages:
1. gamma on sunrise
2. gamma on Chapman's peak
3. gamma on fog over city

Is there a single best value for gamma?
No, but my choices would be:
1. Sunrise gamma = 1.4 - see actual sunrise photo used
2. Chapman's gamma = 1.7 - see actual Chapman's photo used
3. Fog gamma = 2.0 - see actual fog photo used

Click here for a good reference on setting your monitor brightness and gamma by Norman Koren

Click here for an extensive references on gamma terminology by Timo Autiokari
and Frequently Asked Questions about Gamma by Charles Poynton

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19 Mar 2003 updated
10 Aug 1999 created