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Is what you see what's
brightness, red, green, blue...\
It's no meaningless question to ask...
With regard to your computer's display, how can you be sure that
what you see is what is really there? Not in a
philosophical sense, of course, and definitely not literally.
This page, for example, is subject
to a wide range of digital interpretations. Among the
choices at right, which does it "really" look like?
It's a well-known problem on
the Internet, where colors are so iffy that most large
commercial sites pretty much stick to a limited palette of
Differences in human
perception aside, no two computer systems, even if identically
equipped, will display this page in exactly the same way.
We've actually seen the degrees of variation shown above.
It's certain there are more.
they've never been adjusted, you've fiddled with them endlessly,
or you've reset the defaults, the displays on most computer
systems are likely to be improperly adjusted for rendering an
accurate color display.
it hasn't really mattered. With the growing popularity of
online shopping, the question's more important. You'd
probably like to be reasonably certain what color something is
before you'd want to buy it. Even more important, accurate
adjustment goes a long way toward reducing eye strain.
Most of all, an accurate adjustment will improve the way things
look on your computer screen.
most cases, a few simple tweaks will improve the accuracy of
your display, in some cases vastly so. The trick is to
adjust the settings so they relate as they're supposed to.
Without the proper tools, you're left with purely subjective and
therefore somewhat arbitrary settings.
discovered a web site that provides a free display calibration
tool, the missing step in setting up your system. A brief
download, a few easy online steps, and you just might have a
whole new way of seeing things.
calibrate your display settings