Instructions & Testing Your Display

- General Instructions -
  The majority of the pictures featured on all the pages are thumbnails of larger pictures. To see the larger picture, left mouse click and then press the Back button to return. (hint: You will notice that the mouse pointer changes from an arrow to a hand when moved over any picture that can be enlarged.)

  Many pictures also include a text description that is visible only when you "park" the mouse over the picture. After a couple of seconds text will appear and then disappear after 3 seconds. To see the text again you have to move the mouse off the picture and then "park" again. Try this feature on the button page images at the top of this page.

- Testing Your Display -
This page contains a few images that demonstate image sizes and thumbnails. The intent is help you ensure that your monitor is correctly sized and is aligned correctly. This is not intended to be a technical discourse, just an ordinary approach.

The last small image below, #3, shows what the full image captured at 1440 pixels. Note that #2 and #1 show cropped images as the display area is reduced. The smaller images are sized correctly to their original size. In other words, the height and width of each photo is proportional to the cropped image. This allows you to judge whether your display "scrunches" or "fattens" the image. If this is so, then use your monitor controls to correct the problem.

This image is stored on the internet as a 1024 by 768 pixel image, the resolution of a 12inch IBM Thinkpad laptop. You can see this image at full size by a left mouse click on the smallest image of this series.

This image is displayed at 120x75 pixels, a small thumbnail. Left click to get full size.

This image is displayed at 1/4 resolution or 256x192 pixels.

This image is displayed at 1/2 resolution or 512x384 pixels.