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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Calibrating with Color Navigator


Foto Coach shares tips on how to calibrate your monitor using Color Navigator.
To begin, make sure you have downloaded the most recent version of the Color Navigator software from the website and launch the program. After you launch Color Navigator you will be prompted to select the calibration device you are using. After choosing the correct device click the OK button.

This will open the main startup screen for Color Navigator. When this screen opens click on Create New Target at the bottom of the screen. This will allow you to choose custom settings.


This will take you to the Brightness/White Point menu. Under this menu your options should be as shown in the image below. After you have changed these settings click the Next button at the bottom of the screen. Note: These settings are starting points. You may need to change them 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)
  • White Point: 5700 K
For Viewing (not printing):
  • Brightness: 90 or 100 (dependent on room brightness)
  • White Point: 6000 K
After clicking next it will take you to the Black Level menu. Under this menu you do not need to change anything. It should stay at the default and not clicked on. Click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.


This will take you to the Gamma menu. Under this menu your settings should be as follows on the screen below. After you have changed these settings click the Finish button at the bottom of the screen.

This open the Make a New Target window. Here you will either keep the name which is automatically made or you can create a custom name. After you have chosen a name for the profile click the OK button at the bottom of the menu.


This will take you to the final screen before calibration. Click Adjust Now to calibrate the monitor. After you click Adjust Now place the calibration device on the monitor and follow the on screen instructions.


And that’s all there is to it. Let us know if you found this post helpful!