Colour management: fine tune your kit for the most accurate colours possible

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 21/10/2012 06:00am

    How to calibrate your colour monitor


    A monitor calibrator is a light-sensitive device that measures the brightness and colour of a screen. The calibration device plugs into your PC or Mac via a USB cable.

    Using special software, it measures your screen and makes adjustments to display colours accurately. Using a calibrator is very easy. You simply place the colorimeter on the surface of your computer’s screen and follow the on-screen prompts.

    The software gets your screen to display a range of colours at different levels of brightness and then produces a colour profile to correct any deficiencies.

    Your monitor’s profile is a reference file stored on your computer to ensure the screen displays colours accurately. The screen profile plays no further part in the colour management process apart from that.


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    Posted on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at 6:00 am under Photoshop Tutorials.

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