FIVE THIN GS TO LOOK OUT FOR…
They might look similar, but these automated colour connoisseurs don’t all see eye to eye
01 Ambient light detection
This automatically sets your monitor brightness to match the lighting conditions around you. Particularly useful when comparing printed images with on-screen equivalents.
03 Monitor types
04 Advanced features
You’ll need to recalibrate every few months. Most colorimeters will get the job done quickly, but some are faster than others. The technology inside your monitor will affect how it displays colours, so a calibration device that can accommodate subtleties like LED backlighting should produce more accurate results. Fancy analysing the brightness uniformity across your screen, or setting its colour output to conform to video colour standards? Just some of the features boasted by high-end products. We’ve tested several monitor calibration options, but should you also want to calibrate your printer you’ll need a catchily-titled spectrophotometer that’ll analyse reflective printed media.