Samsung XL 2370 MonitorNov 26th, 2009 | By Anthony
Perhaps the most interesting feature included in MagicTune is the ability to calibrate the monitor. Of course, MagicTune is by no means a replacement for hardware calibration, but the ability to easily and fairly accurately calibrate a monitor through software is just about as good as it gets without emptying ones pocket for a hardware calibration tool.
The program itself is not as intimidating as it looks, although it does help for an explanation, and that’s what we are going to cover right now!
Our main concern is the slider and patch in the middle of the square, our goal is to make the color patch and the grey patch disappear into the background. It helps to squint your eyes, but it’s simply easier to move backwards from your monitor a few meters; of course, the aide of a wireless mouse is a god-send!
Calibration is a five step process, it does take a while, and it takes quite a bit of fiddling, so sit down and grab yourself a drink!
Here is where things get tricky. A slight hue can be detected in the color patch indicating that the screen is displaying the wrong hue. To correct this, simply grab the patch in the middle, and move it in accordance to the color wheel on the bottom. In this case, the color patch had a tint of blue, so move it slightly towards the direction of yellow.
The same goes for the final step, first use the slider on the bottom to best match the color patch to the background and then adjust for color.
Once all five steps are completed, hit the preview button!