Monitor calibration is a process that many creatives forget about, but it is essential for colour accuracy and should play an important role in your colour management workflow.
If your monitor is not calibrated correctly the colour depicted on screen will not be exact. It’s a particularly important process for creatives who plan to print their work out – the printer must also be calibrated in order to avoid any colour related problems.
It is recommended that monitor calibration is repeated on a monthly basis, less often for printers and even less frequently for camera screens. The whole process should only take between three and ten minutes, depending on the model of the calibrator that you own.
The calibration process alters the brightness levels, contrast and colour settings on your screen so that you have the optimal viewing conditions for viewing images or creating artwork.
If the lighting conditions change dramatically you may have to re-calibrate.
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