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How do I calibrate my monitor?

In order to properly assess contrast, brightness and colour, photographers must regularly calibrate their monitor.

There are a number of ways you can manually calibrate your monitor. However, the only truly reliable way is to use a special measurement cell. Together with specific software, this creates a colour profile of your monitor. Examples:

The Dutch Institute for Digital Photography has formulated a guideline for this. Among other things, this relates to your camera settings, the creation of profiles and the calibration of your working environment. The Dutch Institute for Digital Photography’s guideline can be downloaded from their website.