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Colour and brightness not right

Please never underestimate the impact your surrounding light has on this calibration/comparison process. If your light is too dim or too yellow (both VERY common problems) it will always make your prints seem darker and/or yellower than they really are, and cause you to think that your screen is too bright and/or cold.

If you think, or even suspect, that your light is the culprit, take steps to rectify it. Get brighter/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:


First, white temperature:

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:


Next, brightness:


What setting to choose

  • If your screen is too dark, choose a higher number.
  • If your screen is too bright, choose a lower number.
  • If a lower number isn't available, choose "Other" then type your own:


Note: If you find you need to go lower than 70, please, I beg you, consider the light that you’re in. 70 should be as low as you ever need to go if your light is good.  If it's not low enough for you, your room light is too dim.

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

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