Although Windows 10 can automatically detect and configure the appropriate display settings; you may also want to make sure your photos, videos, and games look their best by manually calibrating your monitor, which is something the operating system can't accurately do automatically.


Fortunately, Windows 10, similar to previous versions, includes a color calibration utility to make sure your monitor is set to display the most accurate colors and black levels. Third party software can also be used so that a new color profile will be generated to all connected peripherals. Some image editing applications will have such capability built-in. Some third party tools also use additional hardware. Windows calibration is covered below.


1. First, make sure you're using the Recommended screen resolution for your display.

2. Then, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. This will cause a search bar to pop up.

3. Type "Calibrate display color" into the Windows search bar.

4. Click Next to start the process.


5. The wizard will now walk you through the steps to access the on-screen display menu on your monitor to set specific color settings. Click Next to continue.

Quick Tip: Before moving to the next step, the utility recommends restoring the default display color settings whenever possible. If you're using a custom configuration, it's a good idea to note those settings in case you want to revert the changes.

6. Click Next again.
7. Adjust the gamma settings by moving the slider up or down until the small dots are barely visible, and click Next.

8. Click Next again.
9. Find the brightness controls on your monitor and adjust the brightness higher or lower as described in the image below, and click Next to continue.

10. Click Next again.
11. Find the contrast controls on your monitor and set it high enough as described in the image below, and click Next to continue.


12. Click Next again.
13. Adjust the color balance by moving the slider for the red, green, and blue colors until removing any color cast from gray bars, and click Next.

14. Click the Previous Calibration or Current Calibration button to compare the new changes. If the new color configuration is reasonable, click Finish to apply the settings or Cancel to discard the new configuration.