What is seen on your display and what the image should look like can be two quite different things.
If you value image quality and accuracy, calibration of your monitor will be important. Anyone involved in digital photography, graphic design or artwork will recognize the importance that their monitor is producing the best results, showing true colors and black levels. The objective when calibrating a monitor is to ensure the monitor has color references known by everyone (humans and software). This will mean the colours are represented accurately on your monitor.
Generally speaking, using a color measurement instrument to calibrate your display will result in a better calibration compared to a visual calibration. The following open source tools are invaluable for anyone looking for accurate color reproduction.
Here’s our recommended free and open source Windows based tools. LPROF hasn’t seen any active development for many years.
|Monitor Calibration Tools|
|dispcalGUI||Display calibration and characterization powered by ArgyllCMS|
|ArgyllCMS||ICC compatible color management system|
|LPROF||Color profiler that creates ICC compliant profiles|
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