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Monthly recalibration

When the month has rolled around, your computer will notify you that it’s time to recalibrate. If you’re like me, you’ll ignore it for a few days because you’re busy. But don’t ignore it too long.

Provided nothing has changed with your setup since last month (new hard drive or graphics card or anything like that), recalibration is fast and easy.

Of course, before recalibrating, make sure your screen has been on for half an hour to warm up and stabilise.

When you launch, you’ll see this familiar screen.  But don't press "Next".  Instead, choose the "Shortcuts" menu in the bottom left corner, and jump straight to the "Expert Console".



I'm sure you remember what to do here.  It should be all the same as last month.

  1. Consult your notes to check what White Point you used last month.
  2. Consult your notes to check what Luminance you used last month.
  3. Make sure Gray Balance is still set to "Better" (sometimes it switches back) and the Backlight setting is still correct for your screen.
  4. Make sure you do a FullCAL.  Yes, there is a ReCAL option, but it's half-assed.  Do things properly.

Then go ahead and run the calibration, then compare against your prints to make sure everything is still fine.  If so, get back to work.

If for some reason it's not fine, go to the results page to revisit your options.

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