Steps in Calibrating your Monitor (Window or Mac OS)

You need to calibrate your monitor when you observe that your display does not look good, some colors does not look the same as before and the images sometimes look blurry. You can use Air Grade to calibrate your display. When you make adjustments, it will be completed if the image colors are looks good to you. The quickest and easiest way to calibrate your display is to stare at a number of test patterns and use your monitor’s onscreen display (OSD) controls to adjust the contrast, brightness, color levels, sharpness, color temperature, and so on.

WINDOWS

  • open the Control Panel
  • search for “calibrate”
  • click on “Calibrate display color”
  • follow the basic image settings: gamma, brightness and contrast, and color balance
  • for brightness and contrast you will need to locate the controls.
  • Click Finish

5 Online Tools to Help to Calibrate Your Monitor

Today, it’s a lot about watching online movies, snapping digital photos and sharing image files. Color calibrating monitors is important to get as close to the real thing as possible. Graphic professionals will pick up serious apps for the job, but we laymen can rely on our eyes, our judgment, and some online help from these simple monitor calibration websites.

 

Screen check

  • A simple Web page that helps you to see if your screen is set to the correct brightness and color. The top bar checks the tone with a white to black band. The bottom bar displays a smooth RGB spectrum to check for color breaks.

Photo Friday

  • A Web page which help you adjust the brightness and contrast of your screen. The idea is to tweak the monitor settings (or buttons), so that you can clearly distinguish the transition of tones from true black to true white. The instructions start off by telling you to dim the lights and hit F11 for viewing the grayscale chart in full screen mode.

Display Calibration

  • Not a great looking site but it is more than a useful one. The site is not updated but you can use the online screen calibration tools placed in three pages which are Brightness and Contrast, Color Depth, and Screen Resolution.

The Lagom LCD Monitor Test Pages

  • A series of test images that start from checking contrast to checking for response times of your monitor. It is recommended to go through the tests in the order they are placed. The developer also states that you can put the images on a Flash drive and try them in the computer store when shopping for a LCD monitor. A 120KB ZIP file download is included.

Online Monitor Test

  • A website that has a range of interactive tests to fix your screen colors. You can start off with a test that’s similar to the one we covered first. Next, the Color Range test checks if your monitor can smoothly produce color gradients. From the menu you can pick different color charts.