How To Calibrate Your Monitor Color In Windows 10

Introduction

 
A quality feature in the Windows family is to calibrate the display  color by using the in-built tool. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to calibrate the display (monitor) color as well. It is not a well-known feature among users.
 
Color Calibration is a Windows in-built tool that is used to adjust the brightness, contrast, gamma, and colors. Color calibration means adjusting different aspects of the display which includes brightness, contrast, gamma, and colors of the display.
 
To display images and colors correctly, it is essential to calibrate your display (monitor). The aim of color calibration is to match a standard as much as possible to the actual specification.
 
This tutorial will show you various steps on, how to calibrate your monitor color in Windows 10.
 
Step 1
 
From the start menu, click on the "Settings" button. (Alternatively, user can press the "Windows + I" key to open the Windows Settings).
 
Step 2
 
Click on the "System" option.
 
Step 3
 
Select the "Display" tab and click on the "Advanced display settings" option to proceed.
 
settings
 
Step 4
 
Now, click on the "color calibration" option under the "Color settings" section.
 
settings
 
Note:
 
Alternatively, the user can open the "Display color calibration" tool by typing the "Calibrate display color" or "DCCW" in the search.
 
Step 5
 
Along with the welcome note, the "Display Color Calibration" window will appear on the screen and then click on the "Next" button.
 
Display color calibration window will appear on the screen
 
Step 6
 
This time, a "Set Basic Color Settings" window will appear that tells you the various steps to access the on-screen display menu on your monitor to set basic color settings and then click on the "Next" button to continue.
 
Now, Set basic color settings window will come
 
Step 7
 
Now, this window will tell you about the Gamma, which is basically a relationship between the red, green, and blue color values that are sent to the display and the amount of light that's ultimately emitted from it. There are three examples of gamma in this window that you have to adjust "Good gamma" in the next window.
 
adjust the gamma to match the sample image
 
Step 8
 
Now, adjust the gamma in this window by moving the slider. For accurate gamma correction, you should ensure that there are no (minimum visible) small dots in the middle of each circle. Now, the gamma has been adjusted and then, click on the "Next" button to proceed.
 
adjust the gamma
 
Step 9
 
This window screen will give you the option to "Skip Brightness and Contrast Adjustment". (But, I do not ask you to leave it). Click the "Next" button to continue.
 
Click on the "Next" button to continue
 
Step 10
 
In the window screen, a brief description of the Brightness Adjustment is shown and also gives you three examples for adjusting Brightness, allowing you to differentiate and choose "Good Brightness", after reading it and to continue, click on the "Next" button.
 
a brief description of brightness adjustment is shown
 
Step 11
 
Now, using the controls on your display (LED Monitor) or by the graphics control panel in your laptop, adjust the brightness higher or lower until you can distinguish the shirt from the suit with the X barely visible. Now, the brightness has been adjusted and then click on the "Next" button to proceed.
 
adjust the brightness
Step 12
 
In the window screen, a brief description of the Contrast Adjustment is shown and also gives you three examples for adjusting Contrast, allowing you to differentiate and choose "Good contrast", after reading it and to continue, click on the "Next" button.
 
click on the Next button
 
Step 13
 
Now, using the controls on your display (LED monitor) or by the graphics control panel in your laptop, adjust the contrast as high as possible without losing the ability to see the wrinkles and buttons on the shirt. Then, click "Next" to proceed.
 
adjust the contrast as high as possible
 
Step 14
 
This window will show you the color balance, which adjusts how the shades of gray appear on your screen.
 
set the color balances
 
Step 15
 
In this window, you have to set the color balances by moving the red, green, and blue sliders to remove any color cast from the grey bars. Then, click "Next" to proceed.
 
adjust the gamma with the help of slider
 
Step 16
 
Congratulations! you have successfully created a new calibration. You can also compare the current new calibration with the previous calibration. If you are satisfied with the new calibration then click on the "Finish" button to save it.
 
click on the fininsh button
 
Note 
If you want to follow the ClearType tuner options, then check (select) "Start ClearType Tuner when I click Finish to ensure that text appears correctly" option, in which you will see some display text. A few steps have to be followed in the direction of enhancing the text. Otherwise, you can simply click on the "Finish" button without selecting (check) this option.
 

Conclusion

 
By following the above steps, you can calibrate your monitor color in Windows 10.
 
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