(monitors part two). Most monitors are advertised with higher and higher contrast ratios (50,000:1! 125,000:1!) but the mark of a good photo monitor is just the opposite. The most expensive monitors usually only have a max range of 500:1 but they are also able to maintain full tonal fidelity when dialed down to the contrast range of a paper print (165:1 for platinum, 200:1 for matte inkjet, 260:1 for really good gloss inkjet or silver). Even then, some monitors advertised for graphic artists that people pay lots for (apple) decrease their tonal fidelity when contrast is lowered. Monitors that have something called "internal 14bit LUTs" do not have this problem and they cost a lot often. In the world of monitors you get what you pay for.