Many monitors don’t have accurate colors out of the box. Fortunately, you can often correct this by calibrating your display. How do you do this, and do you necessarily need expensive hardware?

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Display calibration sites: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/all_tests.php
http://www.displaycalibration.com/color_depth.html

Color profiles: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm

Installing a color profile: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/guides/how-to-calibrate-your-monitor

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Downloading and installing an ICC profile for an already uncalibrated monitor will probably end up more confusing than doing nothing. If the monitor is uncalibrated then adding a colour profile will not make any difference at all. This is duff advice and will help no one to set their monitors correctly.

  2. Is there anything you can do about bad color uniformity? Like my when I pull up an all white picture on my screen, the white has a slight yellow tint on certain areas on the monitor. Mostly on the upper left

  3. crazy bad info for somebody who starting out….for proper calibration you need graphic monitor like monitors from EIZO, the truth is that you cant calibrate regular monitor…its will be even worse if you do it…so forgot whot this guy sad…really really big amateur this guy!

  4. Speaking about that webpages though, I’d like to point out that I have seen different color displays in different browsers. For example watching a video over safari gives a more cold, bluish tint, than watching the same video on the same monitor over Firefox. Just to point that factor out.

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