calibrate the colors on your computer monitorWhy you must calibrate the colors on your computer monitor.

Do your photos look different on your computer monitor when compared to how they appeared on your camera’s LCD display or when they are seen in another computer/laptop? If so, its time to calibrate the colors on your monitor. And not only now but once in 4-6 months.

How to calibrate your monitor’s display?

Follow these steps if your PC is running Windows 7:

  • Go to the Start button.
  • Click Control Panel.
  • Go to Hardware and sound.
  • Click Display.
  • Click Calibrate color and follow the instructions on the screens that follow.

 Follow these steps if your PC is running Windows 8/8.1:

  • Click on search panel of the Start Screen, then type ‘calibrate’.
  • Select ‘Calibrate display color’ from the list of search results.
  • Follow the instructions on screen, that follow.

Calibrating your monitor every few months is a good idea. Electronic products tend to get affected by heat and therefore these settings need to be re-calibrated often.

Many PC users never adjust their monitor’s brightness / contrast settings, and that any mention about monitor calibration, still leaves many users confused. Surprisingly even the professional photographers and studio owners do not understand the importance of this calibration.

In an attempt to help, we have some free test images here that we hope you can use to enhance your viewing experience…

Calibrating your monitor for viewing photographs correctly

The photograph shows a range of greys from pure black to pure white.

calibrate the colors on your computer monitorYou should be able to see each shade of grey DISTINCTLY, ranging from pure black on the left to the pure white on the right.

Some other Monitor calibration tips

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