The Effects of Background Colors to Images

Click on the various colors to see how the background affects perception of a somewhat dark image and the details in it. The results of this little test may not be the same on all displays (depending on their calibration and setting) but should give you some idea how the background color affects perception of details, and how framing an image in various amounts of light can almost blind you and make certain details harder to spot. This is why I don't even bother to post night photos on flickr or such sites that use a white background.

typical 3D game screenshot