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

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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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