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How to calibrate display color in Windows 7

STATEMENT DESCRIPTION:

The following article is about how to calibrate display color in Windows 7

 

AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:

The above symptom may occur on the following operating system:

Microsoft Windows7

 

VALID REGIONS/COUNTRIES:

Worldwide

  

SOLUTION:
Colors displayed on the screen depend on your monitor, graphics setting, lighting and other factors, and most people are using default Windows color scheme. Windows 7 has included the wizard to calibrate your display, which helps you set your brightness, contrast and color correctly. By this function, you could control factors such as gamma, adjust brightness and contrast and color balance, to ensure that the colors are displayed correctly on your monitor.


1. You can access the “Display Color Calibration” from the “Control Panel” (See Fig.1) or by inputting “DCCW” in “Run” dialogue box.

From “Control Panel” : Click “Start” button --> “Control Panel” --> “Appearance and Personalization” --> “Display” --> “Calibrate color”.

 


Fig.1


2. Click “Calibrate color”, “Display Color calibration” will pop up. See Fig.2:


Fig.2


3. Click “Next”, a dialogue box of “Set basic color settings” will pop up. See Fig.3:

 


Fig.3


4. Click “Next”, a window of “How to adjust gamma” will pop up. See Fig.4:


Fig.4


5. Click “Next”, a window of “Adjust gamma” will pop up. Adjust gamma by moving slide bar and try to adjust the image to look like the sample labeled “Good gamma” of the previous window.

 


Fig.5


6. Click “Next”, a window about brightness and contrast adjustment will pop up (See Fig.6). Check brightness and contrast button of your monitor and prepare to adjust it

 


Fig.6


7. Click “Next” to enter the window of “How to adjust brightness”. See Fig.7:

 


Fig.7

8. Click “Next” and then try to adjust your image to look like the sample labeled “Good brightness” of the previous windows.



Fig.8



9. Click “Next” to enter the window of “How to adjust contrast”:



Fig.9

10. Click “Next” to enter the window of “Adjust the contrast”. Try to adjust your image to look like the sample labeled “Good contrast” of the previous windows.



Fig.10


11. Click “Next”, a window of “How to adjust color balance” will pop up, see Fig.11:

 

 

Fig.11

12. Click “Next” to enter the window of “Adjust color balance” (See Fig.13). Drag the red, green and blue sliders to adjust the color balance and try to adjust it to look like the sample as Fig.14 shows (the gray bars appear as neutral gray colors without any color cast).



Fig.12

 

 

 

Fig.13


13. Click “Next”, the interface shown as Fig.15 will pop up:


Fig.14

 

14. In this interface you can compare your current calibration settings with your previous calibration settings. Click “Finish”, the whole processes of color calibration is finished.

 

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  • Alias ID: IG20111128-001
  • Document ID: HT062744
  • Last Updated :26/03/2014
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