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Colour not right

I know I’ve said this before, but I have to hammer it home again. NEVER underestimate the effect your surrounding light has on the way your photos appear. You’re on this page because your screen and prints differ in colour. Before proceeding, I need you to make a frank appraisal of the light in your room. If it’s too yellow (which is the most common problem) it will make your prints appear yellow, and therefore cause you to conclude that your screen’s calibration is too cold.

If you think, or even suspect, that your light is the culprit, take steps to rectify it. Get whiter bulbs if you can, or at least try assessing your prints in daylight. I would hate to be wasting your time with all of these calibration adjustments if the calibration wasn’t actually the problem.

If you’re sure the light is ok, read on …

Let’s try again.

At the top of the screen hit "4. Settings" ...


... to come back to this screen:


We're here to correct the colour, so it's time to choose a different white point target from this menu:


What setting to choose

  • If you previously chose "Do Not Adjust", your next choice should be 6500K.
  • If you've already tried 6500K and it's too warm, choose the next highest number.
  • If you've already tried 6500K and it's too cold, choose the next lowest number.
  • If you've tried another number and it's still not right, keep going higher (for cooler) or lower (for warmer).
  • If none of those darn numbers are quite right, choose "Other" then type your own Kelvin value:


Once you’ve chosen your new target, press “Next“ and continue with the new calibration.

Follow the instructions again >>

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