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Calibrate your display with Display calibration tool in Windows 7, 8

After reading this post you will be able calibrate your display. Display calibration lets you adjust gamma, contrast, brightness & RGB color channels for the perfect display settings. A standard display might seem ok to you, but a calibrated display increases the clarity & to some extent the viewing angles of your computer display. This display can be a LCD monitor for your desktop or a attached laptop display. This tools also works on the old CRT type monitors.

To start using this tool in Windows 7 or 8:

  • Go to the start menu ( start screen in Windows 8)
  • type calibrate display color
  • Right click the program and
  • Click run as administrator (you might to provide the administrator password)
  • Click Next on the wizard screen
  • Read the instructions carefully before proceeding.

 

Gamma

gamma

  • Make sure that your adjusted gamma setting looks like this picture

 

Brightness

bright

  • Good Brightness is a key setting
  • Make sure that you set the brightness as low as possible without loosing the X in the background
  • Cannot see any X ?
  • Set the brightness level to a higher position.

 

Contrast

contrast

  • Set your contrast level as high as possible without loosing the wrinkles on the shirt

 

Color balance

color

  • Makes sure all these shades of grey are neutral & they should not show a hint of other colors in them.

 

Checking the difference between your previous display settings & calibrated display settings

calibrate

 

If the text on your screen looks fuzzy or is not clearly readable, you can choose to open the Clear type text calibration wizard to make the text appear better on screen.

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Misc

Guide to finding and fixing dead or stuck pixels on your LCD monitor

This guide is intended for users facing dead or stuck pixel on their LCD monitors. Sometimes we notice a little dampened area on our screen, or we see a bunch of spots where display is completely missing or is of some random colour ( Red, Green, blue ). Almost every screen out there has a few dead pixels or overtime you might notice a dead or stuck pixel on your screen.

Difference between dead & stuck pixel

A dead pixel can be seen a black dot on your screen. There can be one dead pixel or it may be a bunch of dead pixels.

Whereas a stuck pixel is a dot with either of the three colours i.e. red, green or blue.

Here are a few tools that will help in reducing or sometimes even almost fixing the issue to an extent & making it bearable to watch.

  • JScreenFix
    I found this program very useful. My new laptop screen suddenly started showing me some dead pixels at random places. My warranty does not cover a few stuck or dead pixels. This program came to me as a life saver.
    Run this program from the owner’s website here. After Just start the app & keep it running for a while. It took me about 2 hours & almost all of my stuck pixels were gone.
  • UDPixel
    This tool is almost equally useful & is very easy to use. Just head over to the official website by following this link. download and install the program. The best part about this program is that it helps you find dead or stuck pixels. If you see any dead or stuck pixel, just select the same amount of flash windows & place them where your dead or stuck pixels are and click on start.