If you're a PC gamer, chances are you've got a sweet monitor. And if you're anything like me, you also probably have an outdated display calibration tool. I'm not going to name names here, but let's just say that the last time I calibrated my monitor was when we were still using Windows XP and playing Counter-Strike on LAN parties. In other words: It's been awhile!
You’ll need a colorimeter. A colorimeter is a device that measures the perceived color of an object, such as your screen or monitor. You can find one on Amazon for around $40 and up, depending on what kind you want and how much you want to spend.
Run calibration software on your PC or laptop with the colorimeter plugged in (or connected wirelessly). There are several different kinds of calibration software available; some are free while others have paid versions that have more features such as measuring ambient light temperature and luminance levels when calibrating for ambient light conditions instead of just using the screen alone (which will generally be too bright).
Follow all instructions carefully! It's very important not to damage your screen while calibrating it so make sure everything is turned off before removing any protective film or tape from around items like cables or USB ports inside your computer system (if applicable), then reassemble everything once again afterwards so nothing got bent out of place during calibration testing sessions—you wouldn't want any cracks showing up later down the line due to mishandling now would ya? Also keep track of where cables go because if they've moved slightly since being disassembled then there could be problems later down th
Next, adjust the Contrast. This setting is responsible for making sure that dark areas of an image or scene are dark enough, and bright areas are bright enough. You want to avoid having your screen too light (or "washed-out"), which can make it harder to see details in shadows and shadowed areas of your photos; however, if you set this value too high then there's a chance you might see some clipping in highlights as well.
To adjust contrast on your Camera Monitor, look for an internal control panel or OSD menu within its settings menu system: many monitors come with built-in controls that let you quickly adjust contrast from within Windows itself. If yours doesn't have these built-in controls—and most monitors don't—then go ahead and use any software utility provided by your graphics card manufacturer (AMD/NVIDIA).
Color temperature is the color of light in degrees kelvin. When you adjust your display's color temperature, you're changing the brightness and warmth of its output.
It's measured on a scale from 1 to 10 (or lower), with 1 being very warm and 10 being very cool; 7500K is considered to be "daylight" white. In general, if your monitor has a higher color temperature, it will have more reds and yellows in its image whereas if it has a lower color temperature, it will have more blues and greens.
Now that you've adjusted the brightness, it's time to adjust the gamma.
Gamma is a measure of the contrast between the brightest and darkest parts of an image on your monitor, and it's measured on a scale from 1 to 100. The default setting for most monitors is around 2-4: in other words, there isn't much difference between what's considered white and what's considered black. Tweaking this value can make images appear flatter or more dynamic—it just depends on what looks better to your eye (and this may change depending on what kind of content you're viewing).
To change your monitor's gamma settings:
Open up Windows' Settings app by clicking Start > Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings (for Windows 10) or Settings > System > Display (for Windows 8).
Under "Choose a brightness level" select "Recommended." This will make sure all apps have standard color levels when they're running fullscreen in full-screen mode so that you don't have to keep going into each individual app and changing its color profile every time you open it up again if those apps are not set up with custom profiles already (which many aren't).
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The point of this article is to give you a sense of what to expect when calibrating your new display. You can get the best results by using a hardware calibration tool, but there are also some simple settings you can adjust in Windows 10 or macOS that will help improve your monitor’s picture quality.