How to Monitor Calibration in Windows 10 and MacOS

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How to Monitor Calibration in Windows 10 and MacOS
Monitor calibration, especially when done correctly, will ensure the eye to get a comfortable black color and level. In turn, such things will provide the best results, especially when you use your PC / laptop to view or edit images. Furthermore, your eyes will not get tired quickly!

Here we will provide a guide to calibrating the monitor to the extent that the colors on the object/image are represented appropriately.

There are several things that must do before starting the calibration process:

  • Turn on the monitor for at least half an hour before starting the calibration process. Thus, the monitor can reach normal conditions and temperatures before being operated.
  • Place the monitor resolution in default condition or in an original setting.
  • Do calibration in the room with the lighting is not too bright, but also not too dark.
  • Familiarize yourself with your monitor. The monitor control panel is usually present on the monitor body itself, on the keyboard, or inside the OS control panel.
  • After preparing everything, the next step is to calibrate using the built-in tools in the OS, both macOS, and Windows. There is another option, namely using the paid tool, but no problem if you choose to use the default tool. In addition to being free, most of them can be operated easily, and most importantly: it's free!

Important to remember:  Some terms like white point, gamma, and the like will appear in the middle of the calibration process, and maybe all too complicated to understand. But many calibration tools are ready to give you an understanding of all that, which the user understands easily.

Monitor Calibration in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the calibration tool can be found by opening the Settings app. All you need to do is just click on System located on the main menu, then highlight on Display in the menu window that opens later. When a window opens, slide the cursor down and click on the Advanced Display Settings section. Dock the cursor down once more until you find  Color Calibration, and click on that section.

If you are using an older version of Windows: color calibration can be done by using the Color Calibration tool on the Display menu located in Control Panel, which can be found in the Appearance and Personalization list.

Calibrate the Windows screen 10

Tools and utilities in Windows (either version 10 or later) will provide comprehensive instructions related to the calibration process. Which then needs to be done just following the instructions on the screen to select the appropriate color balance, contrast, screen brightness, and gamma settings. An example image will appear, and it serves to match variations of settings to what you see through the eyes. Simply put: You just match the settings until everything looks in accordance with the example image that appears.

When done with the calibration instruction, make sure that you select "current calibration", or return to the previous calibration setting if you are not satisfied with the result.

Monitor Calibration of MacOS

On a MacOS-based operating system, the tool that can be used is the Display Calibrator Assistant, which is found in the system preference on the Displays tab. When troubled, type "calibrate" in the Spotlight menu, so that the system can scan various files and folders that exist within the OS.

monitor calibration on MacOSThe calibration tools provided by MacOS will give you complete instructions that will take you to the calibration process, in order to select the target setting and native gamma, contrast, brightness, and white point targets. Click Continue and save the calibration profile when you are done with everything.

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