The ideal, recommended and indispensable solution for pros is calibration. A sensor measures the differences in a series of color patches on the screen and these are then adjusted through the creation of new table (LUT for Look Up Table).
There are actually two tables (LUT): One is in the screen (hardware) and the other LUT is that of your graphic card, and this is the one that is changed in calibration.
Here it’s a free LUT Manager
- gamma level of 2.2 which is the default for computer monitors and is the standard for the Windows operating system and the Internet-standard sRGB color space.
- colour temperature of 6500k (D65) which is the colour temperature of daylight.
- luminance of 120 cd/m2
- Colour Gamut – Represented by the CIE diagra, the larger the monitors gamut (represented by the triangle), the better.
- Black Depth : 0.0 cd/m2 (truly black), but in practice it doesn’t reach this low on modern LCD screens.
- DeltaE / Colour Accuracy:
If DeltaE >3, the color displayed is significantly different from the theoretical one, meaning that the difference will be perceptible to the viewer.
- If DeltaE <2, LaCie considers the calibration a success; there remains a slight difference, but it is barely undetectable.
- If DeltaE < 1, the color fidelity is excellent.
With the test images on the www.lagom.nl pages, you can easily adjust the settings of your monitor to get the best possible picture quality.
You can calibrate your monitor by adjusting the brightness, contrast, clock/phase, sharpness, and gamma settings of the monitor.
Is Your Monitor OK?
Take this quick test and find out
- if you can see the highlights OK
- if you can see the shadows OK
- if your contrast is right
- if your gamma level is 2.2
Here it’s a resource to detect your gamma level.
At TFT Central you can find another Calibration Guide
LCD Manufacturers Calibration Profiles From A to G
Acer, AOC ,Apple, Asus, Belinea, BenQ, Chimei, Fujitsu-Siemens, Daewoo, Dell, Eizo
LCD Manufacturers Calibration Profiles From H to N
HannsG, HP, Hyundaï, Iiyama, Iolair, LaCie, Lenovo, LG, Mitsubishi, Nec
LCD Manufacturers Calibration Profiles From O to T
Philips, Samsung, Sensy
LCD Manufacturers Calibration Profiles From U to Z
ViewSonic, Yusmart, Zalman
On www.digitalversus.com you can find how to install a calibration profile with Windows XP and Vista, or Mac OS or Linux 🙂
Now you can test your results with this test images from here