Page 1:Why Calibrating Your Display Is So Important
Page 2:Color Meters 101: How We Measure
Page 3:Test Patterns 101: What We Measure
Page 4:The Software: Tying It All Together
Page 5:Datacolor's Spyder4Elite Display Calibration System
Page 6:Spyder4Elite How To: Getting Started
Page 7:Spyder4Elite How-To: Setting Up
Page 8:Spyder4Elite How-To: Overview
Page 9:Spyder4Elite How-To: Wrapping Up
Page 10:See How Easy Calibrating Your Display Can Be?
Spyder4Elite How-To: Wrapping Up
On the final screen is a CIE chart that displays the calibrated result. You can toggle between three different gamuts (sRGB, NTSC, and AdobeRGB) to see how your display stacks up.
If you have multiple profiles saved, you can plot up to two of them at a time on the same CIE chart in order to compare their results.
The View Info button opens a new window displaying detailed Brightness, White Point, Primaries, DeltaE, and Gamma measurements.
The Print Report button combines the CIE chart and contents of the View Info window on a single page.
We’d like to see additional graphs for white balance and gamma added to this window; perhaps a future version will include them. However, for those interested in seeing full measurements, there are individual tests available when you click the Advanced Analysis button.
From here, you can perform the Gamut, Tone Response (gamma), Brightness and Contrast, White Point At Different OSD Settings, Screen Uniformity, and Color Accuracy tests seen in our laptop reviews. All results are displayed in a slick printable graphs or tables. These kinds of graphs make it easy to see just what your display is doing. Below are the results of the Tone Response (gamma) test performed on our AOC I2757FH.
The upper Tone Response chart shows the reference in blue and the actual measurement in black. In the lower Gray Ramp graph, the color temp is plotted on the X axis and the signal level, in percent, on the Y axis. This is our AOC I2757FH again, and you can see it needs a bit of tweaking in the grayscale department and the white balance is running just a little towards blue. But we're getting a little ahead of ourselves, we'll explain what all that means next time, when we delve into the principles of color science behind calibration.
- Why Calibrating Your Display Is So Important
- Color Meters 101: How We Measure
- Test Patterns 101: What We Measure
- The Software: Tying It All Together
- Datacolor's Spyder4Elite Display Calibration System
- Spyder4Elite How To: Getting Started
- Spyder4Elite How-To: Setting Up
- Spyder4Elite How-To: Overview
- Spyder4Elite How-To: Wrapping Up
- See How Easy Calibrating Your Display Can Be?