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How To Fine-Tune Your Calibration Results

Here's how you can make adjustments to your calibration results to match specific target colours.

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Even though EIZO's ColorNavigator 6 can help you calibrate a monitor rather well, there are times when you'll need to make minor adjustments to the results. This could be down to the printer you're using or the special requirements of a specific project you're working on and for this reason, EIZO has included some manual adjustment options in its ColorNavigator 6 calibration software.

In the software you'll find options to adjust hue and saturation for all six primary and secondary colours (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow). White balance, brightness, black level and gamma can be adjusted manually to achieve the closest possible visual match, too. You then decide which of the adjustments they wish to save to the profile. 

Here's how the process works: 

With ColorNavigator 6 open, locate the 'Advanced' dropdown on the right-hand side of the window and select 'adjust manually...'. This will open a new window where various options are available.

 

How To Fine-Tune Your Calibration Results : ColorNavigator 6

How To Fine-Tune Your Calibration Results : ColorNavigator 6

 

The brightness adjustment is the first option you'll see at the top of the box. To adjust this, simply click the buttons with '<' and '>' on them  or move the shape on the slider left or right by clicking and dragging with your mouse. 

Next is white point which can be adjusted by clicking the '+' and '-' buttons next to the R, G and B values or move the dot on the colourful square. 

The final option lets you adjust the hue and saturation for all six primary and secondary colours. Simply click the buttons with '<' and '>' on them  or move the shape on the various sliders left or right by clicking and dragging with your mouse. 

You can reset individual options by clicking the 'Reset' button designated to that particular adjustment or you can remove all changes by clicking 'Reset all'. If you want to see how your changes will alter your display instantly, tick the 'Preview' box. 

To achieve more accurate manual adjustments, a test pattern screen can be displayed. The test pattern screen shows a full grayscale ramp, as well as just the low tones (blacks), high tones (whites), gamma values, and the EIZO and ColorNavigator logo areas. Brightness, white point, and gamma can be adjusted manually with the results immediately reflected on the test pattern screen. To view the test pattern, click the 'Show pattern' button then click 'Hide pattern' to close it. 

 

How To Fine-Tune Your Calibration Results :

 

Once happy with the changes, you can re-calibrate and save the profile. 

For more information on ColorNavigator 6 and EIZO's monitor range, visit the EIZO UK website. 

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