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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Calibrating a Monitor with Eye-One Match


To calibrate your monitor, begin by making sure you have downloaded the most recent version of the Eye-One Match software (from their website). Next, plug in your calibration device to the computer and launch Eye-One Match.
After you launch Eye-One Match it will open the initial Eye-One Match window. You will need to choose the Monitor icon and then click Advanced at the bottom of the window. After you have made these chooses click the right arrow at the bottom of the window.


This will take you the Monitor Type screen. Choose the type of monitor you are using and click theright arrow button on at the bottom of the  window.


This will take you to the Calibration Settings window. In this window you will choose your custom settings. (Note: These settings are starting points. You may need to change them if you see the screen is not matching your prints.)*


First you need to change your white point. Click next to White Point and a drop down menu will open. At the bottom of the menu click on Custom WP. This will open the another window so you are able to assign a custom value. Manually slide the arrow to 5700 K then click the OK button. (Note: This setting is a starting point. You may need to change it if you see the screen is not matching your prints.)*
Please note these recommended settings:
For Printing: White Point: 5700 K
For Viewing (not printing): White Point: 6000 K



Next, you need to change the Luminance. Click next to Luminance and a drop down window will open. Click on 90 for the luminance (the luminance is the brightness of the monitor). After setting the luminance click the right arrow at the bottom of the window. (Note: This setting is a starting point. You may need to change it if you see the screen is not matching your prints.)*
Please note these recommended settings:
For Printing: Brightness: 90 or 100 (dependent on room brightness)
For Viewing (not printing): Brightness: 90 or 100 (dependent on room brightness)

On the next window you will be prompted to place your calibration device in the center of the monitor. Do this then click the right arrow at the bottom of the window. (Note: It is a good idea to tilt the monitor backwards slightly to prevent the device from moving.)


This will take you to the next screen where you will be prompted to set your Contrast. On an Apple Display you do not have this capability so click the right arrow button to proceed.


This will take you to the next screen where you will be prompted to set your RGB Color. On an Apple Display you do not have this capability so click the right arrow button to proceed.


This will take you to the next screen where you will be prompted to set your Luminance. Place your device on the monitor (centered) and click the Start button to set your luminance.


After cllicking the start button your monitor will go through a series of black and white screens to find your device. When the software has found your device the Luminance Indicator window will open. This shows the target luminance of the monitor and the current luminance of the monitor. Use your brightness controls in either your system preferences, keyboard or monitor to achieve the target luminance. When you are within 1-2 points of the target luminance click the Stop button.


After you click stop it will take you back to the main window. Click the Right Arrow to proceed. After clicking the right arrow the color calibration will automatically begin. Do not move the calibration device until the process is completed.


Once it is finished the final window will open. In this screen you can name your profile and activate the calibration reminder. After changing these settings to your preference click Finish Calibrationbutton. You have now completed your monitor calibration.