Monitor Calibration

 

In order to best view the images the way they truly are and the way they will appear once printed, it is highly recommended that you calibrate your monitor. This page lists the three most common ways of calibrating your monitor plus a way to do it manually yourself.

 

1) BEST WAY TO CALIBRATE:

While the truest and most accurate way to calibrate your monitor is to use a colorimeter (a physical device that reads the actual color values produced by your monitor), below are some online resources to help you calibrate your monitor which should closely approximate the truest view.

 

2) THE NEXT BEST THING:

If you don't have a colorimeter (most people do not) the next best thing is to download a monitor calibration software program such as this one:

http://www.ghacks.net/2009/05/14/computer-monitor-calibration/

 

3) ONLINE CALIBRATION TOOLS:

 

4) MANUAL CALIBRATION

  • Windows 7 Display Color Calibration Wizard
    Display Color Calibration opens as a full-screen application that leads you through various steps of adjusting your display. The trouble with this and many other tools is that it is quite subjective and inaccurate, but it might be a good option for clients who don’t want to spend a load of money on a color calibration device. This will at least get you closer.
    • On Windows 7, go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Calibrate Color. Then open that program which will walk you through how to get a ROUGH approximation of a calibrated screen.

    • One way to open Display Color Calibration is from Control Panel-Appearance and Personalization-Display.
    • A quicker way is to type “dccw” (without quotes) in the Start menu search box and press Enter.

 

 

  • Online Users (Linux, Unix, Windows, MAC, etc.)
    http://www.wikihow.com/Calibrate-Your-Monitor