Increase Your Colour Matching Precision

Learn how to manually edit a calibrated target for improved colour matching.

| General Photography

When you create a test print and compare it to what you see on screen, you may find something isn't quite right and as a result, further adjustments are needed. Usually, this is down to environmental factors but don't worry; you can easily fine-tune a calibrated target for more precise colour matching. 


1. Work Manually

Once you have opened ColorNavigator, select 'Adjust manually' from the 'Advanced' button in the upper-right side of the screen. This will bring up the options for editing the Brightness, White-point and Hue. 


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2. Brightness

While comparing your print and the monitor screen, adjust the Brightness by moving the slider to the left or right until it approximates the appearance of your photo print.



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3. White-Point

Next, compare your print to the monitor screen while adjusting the White-point. Move the pointer to the left or right until it approximates the appearance of the print. If the screen output seems blue, move the pointer away from the blue spectrum and toward the red end of the spectrum to remove excess blue.


4. Recalibrate

As you will rarely need to use the Hue adjustment, click 'next' when you're happy your print and what you see on screen match. Use the sensor to recalibrate.


5. Save The New Target

When the adjustment results are displayed, click on the 'next' button. Create a new target name then press 'next' again and you'll see that the new adjustment target has been added to the target list. 

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Visit the EIZO website to download ColorNavigator 6. 

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