Written by Tim

How do I calibrate my monitor?

Monitors are not always calibrated by default at the factory. The advantage of calibrating your monitor is that it truthfully displays colors on the screen. This way, you won't be surprised if a deep blue sky on a panorama photo suddenly turns into a pale shade of light blue on your monitor. Calibrate your display via the software of your PC. I'll explain step by step how to calibrate the colors of your monitor.

What do I need?

  • Monitor, connected to your computer and connected to the socket
  • Windows or Mac computer
  • Optional: to calibrate your monitor accurately, you can use a calibration system.

Do you use Windows 10?

Calibrate monitor Windows 10

Via the steps below you can calibrate the colors of your monitor on your Windows computer.

  1. Right-click on your desktop and select 'Display settings',
  2. Click 'Advanced display settings' at the bottom of the screen,
  3. Make sure you set the recommended resolution. You recognize it because this resolution (recommended) in brackets behind it.
  4. Next, choose 'Color calibration' and then select 'Next'.
  5. Select the right gamma settings based on the examples.
  6. Adjust your brightness and contrast according to the examples.
  7. Choose the correct color balance according to the examples.
  8. Click on 'Finish' to complete the calibration.
  9. The colors on your monitors are now calibrated.

Do you use macOS?

Calibrate monitor MacOS

Via the steps below, you can calibrate the colors of your monitor on your Mac.

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Select 'System Preferences', click on 'Displays' and then 'Color'.
  3. Select 'Calibrate' and scroll through the 'Screen calibration assistant'.
  4. Select a white point according to the example.
  5. Give your color profile a name.
  6. Click on 'Finish' to finish the calibration.
  7. Your monitor is now calibrated.

More advice and support?

Do you have other questions about adjusting or setting up your monitor, or do you want advice on purchasing your new monitor?

Tim
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