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Screen calibration: the i1 Display Pro

What's it all about?

In general, computer screens are too bright and are set to whatever default color the device ships with. Screen calibration aims to get your screen to a known standard giving good representative color and brightness.

That's a short explanation. There are plenty of articles on the internet. Here are a couple:

Article at www.makeuseof.com

Article at www.color-management-guide.com

Calibration is carried out using a device which is suspended in front of the screen to record measurements of the light emitted by the screen. A colour profile is created and subsequently used to "correct" the colours shown by the device.

The club calibrator is an X-rite i1 Display Pro (model number EODIS3-XR). In the box you will find:

You can find out more about the device and check for newer versions of the i1Profiler Software on the manufacturer website:

General information about the i1 Display Pro

Download page for the i1Profiler software

On the download page for the i1Profiler Software you may need to expand the "Show more" link in order to see the software listed.

How do I use the calibrator and software?

This a summary of the process from start to end (using default settings and the "Basic" user mode in the software).

From now on the profile that has just been created will be loaded when the machine starts.

What about the "Advanced" user mode?

The above is a quick run through using the basic settings. For more information on the advanced options, please try a Google search. For example, here's a link that explains some of the settings when using the advanced mode:

Article at nativedigital.co.uk

System Requirements

The i1Profiler software version 1.7.1 contains the following information about "minimum suggested hardware requirements":

Macintosh®

Windows®: