How to Calibrate Your Monitor

I occasionally get asked how to calibrate a monitor to get truer color, brightness, and contrast.  This is definitely an issue for professional and serious amateur photographers.  Often the results from a session in Photoshop will be dramatically different when you print the image on your photo inkjet printer.  While this simple program that is included in Windows 7  may not get you all the way to perfection, it can go a long way toward improving your viewing experience.

Click on the start menu button and type “dccw” into the search box at the bottom of the menu bar.  Then click on dccw.exe when it appears in the results.  Simply follow along application windows, clicking Next as you complete each step.  For a more detailed set of instruction including screen shots of the menus and windows, you might take a look at the article on TechRepublic.


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