Calibrate your colors in Windows 11 (Free)

Calibrating your Windows 11 display is easy, and it can all be done within your device’s settings. Here are some steps on how to change your color settings:

1. Open your control panel

The quickest way to find the calibration tool is by searching for it in your Control Panel. You can access your Control Panel by searching control panel in Windows Settings or through Microsoft Support.

2. Navigate to color management

Once you have opened your Control Panel, search for color management in the search bar at the top of the window. Find the Color Management setting, then click on the Advanced tab to find options for display calibration.

3. Click on the calibrate display button

Select the Calibrate display button near the bottom of the window. You may need to enter your username and password before making any further changes to your device. After you enter your information, Windows will provide you with an explanation on how to change your display settings.

4. Read the instructions on how to adjust your screen

You will be able to click through several options for changing your color settings. Read through Windows instructions and adjust your gamma and brightness levels to what you feel is most accurate. A reference image will be provided for you as a guide. After you are satisfied with your changes, you can click on the Finish button to update your settings.


Calibrate your Mac display (Free)

How you perceive the colors on your display can be affected by many factors, such as ambient light, the position and angle of the display, and the age of the display. To accommodate for these factors, you can adjust your display using Display Calibrator Assistant.

Note: If you have Apple Pro Display XDR, Apple Studio Display, a 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021 or later, or a 16-inch MacBook Pro (2021 or later), see Customize the calibration using the Pro Display Calibrator.

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu   > System Settings, then click Displays  in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)


  2. Click the pop-up menu next to “Color profile” on the right, then choose Customize. The color profile for your display and a list of other color profiles appears.

  3. Click the Add button  to open Display Calibrator Assistant.

    Display Calibrator Assistant walks you through adjusting your display, then creates a calibrated color profile. The number of adjustments in the calibration process varies depending on the type of display.

    When the display profile is ready, it’s automatically assigned as your display’s color profile.

Calibrating your display isn’t usually necessary for a Mac in a typical home or office environment.

Some displays have additional built-in color accuracy and calibration features. See the documentation that came with your display.

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