How to properly calibrate a monitor

by thedandyman   Last Updated May 29, 2019 06:18 AM

The following are the ones I've seen so far that could affect color display:

  1. GPU and Windows settings - I'm using a Nvidia GTX 1060
  2. Monitor calibrators - I have a Spyder5Elite
  3. The monitor settings - I have an ASUS PA279Q monitor that has its own settings.
  4. The application itself - Photoshop for example.

I'm using my PC setup to edit photos, mainly. My goal is to have as accurate colors as possible, so I need to calibrate my monitor in order to achieve that.

My problem is that with so many things that could affect the color, as mentioned above, I'm not sure which one I should be focusing on or should I tweak all 4?

Also, in the Nvidia control panel, there is an option to use either the Nvidia or default color settings. What does the default even referring to?

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