Calibrate Monitor in Windows 7

You can calibrate monitor in Windows 7 to ensure what you print represents what you see on your computer monitor. This is especially important for commercial work or other important tasks performed in Photoshop or other image creating programs. If your monitor’s settings have too much contrast, you will not be able to differentiate the mid-tone levels; if the brightness is set too high, the mid-tones will be blow-out and disappear.

How To Calibrate Monitor

To calibrate your monitor in Windows 7, go to Start>Control Panel and then click on Appearance and Personalization. Next, click on Display . You will see several options to calibrate monitor in the left pane. Select Calibrate Color. You will then be presented with several different screens to set your brightness, contrast and gamma.

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Calibrate Monitor

Calibrate Monitor By Setting Gamma and Contrast

You will then be presented with several different screens to set your brightness, contrast and gamma. Each screen will have examples of what things images should look like, as well as a slider to allow you to adjust those settings. Your goal will be to make your example resemble their good examples. Your monitor may already be set pretty close, but if it is off a lot this utility will help what you see look like the final product as it comes out of the printer.

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Note: before you begin, make sure you allow you monitor to warm up for at least fifteen minutes and reduce glare from any lights you have on in the room. The room you’re sitting in should not be too bright or too dark, as this can affect what you perceive on the screen. If you have problems and have questions about how to calibrate monitor settings, join our free forums and ask.