If you run a gaming arena, stocks trading business, or any other commercial center, you work with multiple monitors. You may have also experienced the disappointment that comes with image and color settings on your monitors failing to match. Imagine making the color settings of a six monitor setup or more to match each other. It’s not an easy thing to accomplish. But this store here can help you complete the calibration of a six monitor setup easily. They will help calibrate multiple monitors.
Interestingly, even monitors of the same brand, model, and size can have varying color matching capabilities. Whether you have a multiple monitor setup or a dual-monitor setup, the calibration process for multiple monitors is the same and is as follows:
Start With the Control Panel
As soon as you have your 2-monitor, 4-monitor, or 6-monitor setup well plugged into your PC, long-press the Windows key. Get the search bar to pop up by pressing ‘S’ then type ‘Display’ for the Display Settings window to open. Your Windows 10 PC will have the default setting as “Duplicate,”; which is not ideal for calibration. Moreover, if it’s a 4-monitor setup or a 6-monitor setup, this should be changed. To change it, scroll down until you get to the Multiple Displays area and set it as “Extend these Displays”.
Once this is properly set, go back to the top of the panel and select “Identify” to distinguish the monitors from each other. You can then rearrange your monitors on the panel according to how you have set them up by dragging them in their order. Arranging your monitors in their order will aid your pointer to move from one monitor screen to another accurately. Click on “Apply” to confirm your monitors’ positions. This is your first step to calibrate multiple monitors
Select Your Main Display Monitor after the 6 Monitor Setup
To select your primary display, click on your main screen’s thumbnail and check the box that says “Make this my main display.” If you are not sure to select as your main display on the screen, no worries, we’ve got you!
The screen you use for browsing the web is your main display. This is because most web browsers go by the calibration profile of the monitor you use in your online activity. Making any other monitor, your main display may give a wrong calibration profile that will set you in the wrong direction.
Address the Scale and Layout Settings
Once you are done with your main display monitor, click on each of the other monitor thumbnails in turns while addressing their layout settings as follows:
- Leave “Change the size of text, apps, and other items” in its recommended default settings as it appears. Unless you intend to alter some screens to your preference, this default form is okay.
- To avoid making ‘Displayed items’ seem blurry, leave the Display resolution in the recommended settings with no alterations.
- The ‘Display orientation’ setting is better if you choose it as “Landscape”. However, you are free to change it to “Portrait” for any of the screens as you deem fit.
Enable the Taskbar
To do this, Long press Windows then ‘S’ to pull up the search bar where you will type “Taskbar Settings.” In the window, scroll to the “Multiple displays” section and edit it according to your preference. You can either choose to have the taskbar and its buttons appear on all or either of your 6-monitor setup or turn it off. It is, however, better to have them ON for efficiency.
Calibrate Multiple Monitors
Select Color Management in the Control Panel to customize the calibration profile for each of your monitors. Under ‘Devices’, choose your display monitor on the drop-down menu that appears, then check the box that says “Use my settings for this device”. When you click on the “Add” tab, several preset profiles will appear, and you can choose whichever applies to your monitor. Still under “Devices” select the other monitors one by one and apply the same steps to set the same preset profile you chose.
Next, click on the “Advanced” tab and now click on “Calibrate Display.” This is to open a wizard where you can make more adjustments. You will find more settings for your profile, such as brightness, gamma, contrast, and so on. You have several images for reference. At this point, you can alter the hardware controls and match while checking the available color profiles. This will ensure accuracy as your monitors; be it a 6-monitor setup or a 4-monitor setup; they will now have the same calibration profile.
If you are not satisfied with your calibration settings, you can use online tools. Test your color quality before applying changes. Examples include W4zt Screen Color Test, The Lagom LCD Monitor Test Pages, and so on. Once you are satisfied with your settings, click “Finish” to save the changes, and Voila! Your customized calibration.
Even though monitors are of the same manufacturer, intervening factors such as errors and variations in production create differences in image and color output. This means that you cannot get the exact color match across your 6-monitor setup. Even if they are identical. Color matching is even more difficult if they have different sizes, quality, image resolution, and manufacturers. One critical thing, you may not perfectly match multiple monitors. But you can calibrate them to be as close as possible.