I think you misunderstand what I meant. The computer screen you have, that you look at in real life, is crap. It's really dull. A real sheet of white paper outside on a moderately cloudy day is brighter than the white background of these forums is on a screen.
To make you think something's bright in a game, you need to make everything else look dark. If you just tint everything darker, you won't be able see anything but the bright stuff.
HDR [software] adjusts the brightness of everything you see on the screen individually so the darker things get darker when you can see brighter things, and darker things get brighter when you can't see brighter things. The trick INovae's been having a bit of trouble figuring out is how to stop the screen from turning pitch black when you look at something too bright for the system, or getting the blackness of space to glow overly brightly when you're looking into the darkness. Just adding a tinted canopy isn't going to fix that, unfortunately.