How do you calibrate your monitor and why should you do it?. First the why. All monitors display colours slightly differently to one and other in the same way TV sets do. One might be a bit darker, brighter, greener, yellower, more colourful than another one. So you spend ages working on your images, send them off to a proper professional lab to be printed and what comes back is nothing like what you created on your monitor screen.
If your monitor is not calibrated to display colours exactly the same as the printer that’s printing the pictures you won’t get back a match for what you have on your display. Doesn’t matter how new or expensive the monitor is – it needs calibrating to match everyone else s.
How to calibrate a monitor? It’s pretty easy these days. Even easier than in this videos because my calibration spyder and software is a few years old. Newer spyders you don’t even need to set up. Just plug them in and run the software and you’re done.
If you’re serious about your photography and have watched our photography videos http://www.photographycourses.biz/photography_videos.html or bought our photography DVD http://www.photographycourses.biz/photography_dvd.html – you’re on a hiding to nothing if you don’t calibrate your monitor.