Hi, Ii use my pc a lot for photography. A lot of people said that my images were dark whn I email them on. So I went out and bought aViewsionic G220f monitor (expensive and critically acclaimed) and also I bought a Greg Macbeth profiler. All expensive and yet I am still having the same issue. When I called out to a friends house recently I could see a lot more detail on his Dell monitor. I am starting to wonder is it teh graphics card or maybe teh mother board .. can anyone give em any suggestion? (my pc was made from scratch but has some good components - teh only question mark is over the mother board)
Have you been into the Display settings to check what they are set to. Gamma is the one to look at. You have been spending and there should be no need unless you have money to throw around in which case throw it over hear.
You should also check photos in a Photo Edit Program that you should be able to setup monitor etc and Map Profiles altering the Brightness as necessary before you send them
Set you monitor up click here then see what the photos look like to you and try emailing one to yourself. You may find that if you do as woodchip suggests and look a a photo that comes with your prog as a sample it looks too dark or too light it is your setup that needs adjusting.