Hi, I am preparing some jpeg photos for display but I don't know in what software they will ultimately be viewed. I have noticed that they appear darker in browsers (IE 6.0 and Firefox 3.0) with respect to how they appear in photo editing software (Ulead and Adobe). I had expected that all the brightness/contrast information would be contained in the jpeg file so I would expect it to render exactly the same in any software on given hardware. Does anyone know why this happens ? Is my observation true in general ? I have googled and found a number of people on auction sites noting the same effect and suggesting deliberately brightening photos before uploading them. Does anyone know why this happens or if there is anything I can do to the jpeg files so they will display the same in all software? Thanks, Usjes.