First steps to accurate colour
Your First Step to Accurate Colour
Are you viewing accurate colour on your display?
Have you ever wondered why the colours you see on your monitor don't match the scene you photographed or the image you printed? That’s because what you see on-screen is only as accurate as your display. Displays all vary just in their "out-of-box" settings. And, over time, the colour performance of monitors change – phosphors and LCD filters begin to fade, so your display starts to drift into unknown colours.
Fortunately, there's an easy way to fix this. Calibrating and profiling will optimize your monitor's settings for contrast, brightness, and colour temperature, and allow you to see your "true colors."
Photographers who need accurate colours may benefit from many different types of printer or camera calibration, but as a minimum a colour-calibrated monitor is a "must". Whether viewing or outputting, seeing accurate colour eliminates trial-and-error – think of the time you'll save!
How Monitor Calibration Works
X-Rite offers powerful devices and simple, wizard-based software that will provide professional monitor calibration results for virtually anyone, and at any price point.
All photographers can benefit from a profiled monitor without spending a lot of time or money. Simply plug in the colour measurement device and use it to read the colour values of your monitor. The wizard-based program will use this information to calibrate your monitor and bring it back to a known standard of performance for contrast and colour balance. Then it will create specific information that describes your monitor, and automatically saves it to the computer. Then you're done.
If precise colour matching is critical to your work, you can opt for the more advanced features available in many of X-Rite's solutions.
Monitor calibration and profiling will provide the best image reproduction on-screen, so your digital photos replicate the scene you remember, game graphics show the intense edge you're after, and Web-browsing delivers colours you can trust. Whether you're a photo enthusiast or full time professional, X-Rite has the perfect display colour calibration solution for you.
X-Rite Display Solutions
Entry Level Calibration