Learn how to calibrate your PC monitor for more accurate colors.

Adjusting the monitor is important whenever you work with any graphic demands: after all, design, photography and video depend on sharp colors. So we have prepared a complete guide that teaches you how to perform the procedure using software that comes with Windows.

Let's do it by steps:

1) Starting

Open Control Panel from the start menu and look for "Video." Within this menu, choose the “Calibrate Color” option.


2) Gamma adjustment

Then click advance twice until you reach this screen:


The screen illustrates how your monitor's "gamma" should look, which will be adjusted on the next screen.


Adjust the range so that the inner circles are barely visible as shown in the middle of the previous image.

3) Brightness Adjustment

Choose to advance twice until you reach this screen:


Advance again and use your monitor controls (the buttons beside or below) to change the brightness. It is important that it is almost impossible to see the left X of the man below, but that one can still differentiate the black pallet from the dark background.


4) Contrast Adjustment

With one more advance, you will reach this screen:


When you click forward again, you come across a large photo. Adjust the contrast (also on your monitor) as much as you can without making the photo shirt completely white. Pretty good contrast as long as it doesn't compromise on the details.


5) Color Adjustment

Finally, all that remains is to adjust the colors. Use the examples to make sure that on the next screen, the design is in various shades of gray (which have nothing to do with the famous book), without any other color.


With the bars at the bottom of the screen, adjust everything so that the drawing is just grayReproduction.

On the next screen, two buttons will show the difference between your previous and new calibration, so you can freely choose between them. Choose your favorite and complete the process.

For even more precise adjustment (which does not depend on your “eye gauge”), there are specific gadgets, some costing hundreds of dollars. For day-to-day use and close to ideal calibration, however, this method works well.

Via: Cnet

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