LCD settings and photograph appearance
It seems that you might need to use a monitor calibration device such as Datacolor Spyder4, or Color Munki . These set your screen to recognised standards,particularly useful for matching what's on your screen to printed output.
If you are using Windows7, there are basic calibration adjustments accessed through Control Panel..Open CP then click on "appearance and personalisation", then "display," then" Calibrate colors". . you can then set gamma, brightness, contrast and neutral gray.. not sure how effective this is though, but might be a starting point
I'm sure you will get many other suggestions.
hope this is useful.