If the resolution you want is already set to what you want, then I would suspect the color depth. If your colors are less than 32,000 colors then I might think that the color might appear dull, or harsh, or something odd.
What color depth (or how many color bits) are you currently set to?
Within the past 24 hours, all of the photos and other graphics on my desktop PC were somehow (maybe by a minor hack) adjusted so that all photos are now a little bit "dulled", so that now look a little bit like very precise paintings. And the the other graphics, such as html logos and very large lettering, now appear almost as dull as a "precisely-painted" tattoo. And even the text is displayed a tiny bit dull and somewhat faded.
I already had the resolution set at 1024 x 768, which is the max of my CRT monitor. BUT even though the resolution is still given as 1024 x 768 in the Display Properties window, everything displayed has changed to a slightly dull appearance but nothing seems to have changed in size.
How can I restore the clear appearances of everything on the screen? I want to at least return the photos to "gloss-print" quality as they were before.
Some of the things I've considered include reinstalling the driver for either the monitor or the AGP card, or maybe downloading a driver update for one or both of them. Another option I've thought about is maybe re-configuring the graphics settings by lowering the resolution and then raising it back up to 1024 x 768.
Could making any of these changes possibly fix the problem?
BTW, my OS is WinXP Pro and rides on the NTFS platform.