PC gamers and video streamers must be happy afterward. Your quest has come to an end with the launching of the Windows HDR Calibration application by Microsoft. It will help you to optimize the color accuracy and consistency of your Windows 11. And who doesn’t like an improvised version of the display?
Manual Guide for Using The HDR Calibration App
If you are reading this blog, you must be searching for methods to use HDR Calibration App. So, let us guide you through this with the below-mentioned easy and simple steps.
What you will need
The most crucial hardware you will need is AMD Ryzen with integrated Radeon graphics or a 13th-gen Intel Core chip or higher. Your PC needs to be operating on any processor with GPU (AMD RX400 or Nvidia RTX 1000 or later). However, I’d recommend using at least RTX 4070 Ti graphics cards for an amazing HDR effect. The Display Driver you will need is WDDDM 2.7 or later.
STEP 1: Installing HDR Calibration Tool
First of all, you need to install the HDR Calibration application from the Microsoft Store on your Windows 11 PC.
NOTE: Make sure your HDR is functioning.
STEP 2: Enabling HDR Calibration on your PC
- For enabling HDR, follow this 2nd step.
- Settings > Display > HDR
- You will find a section named ‘color and brightness’
- Go to ‘Select a display to view or change its Settings’
- Select ‘HDR monitor’
- Toggle on ‘Use HDR’
Now if you have completed steps 1 and 2 successfully, go for step 3.
STEP 3: Operating HDR Calibration features
Windows logo > All Apps > Windows HDR Calibration
NOTE: Make sure your Windows calibration tool is running full screen.
Here, you can customize your display with color saturation, brightness, or even luminance.
If you are ready now to calibrate on your PC, you must have come along a great way. Select Get Started to see 3 screens on your monitor.
Minimum Luminance, Maximum Luminance, and Maximum Full Frame Luminance.
Minimum Luminance will help you guide through the darkest visible details on your screen whereas Maximum Luminance will help you through the brightest visible details. Maximum Full Frame Luminance will help you determine the maximum brightness acceptable for your screen.
Move the slider shown on the bottom of your screen at each test until the pattern becomes invisible.
Further, you can go to the Saturation tool if you have completed your job with these 3 tools. You need to do the same with saturation just by moving the slider from left to right to adjust it on your HDR.
Another interesting feature it provides is you can see the “before and after” effect at the end. If you are satisfied with the results, click on Finish. Or else, you can start it all over again.
We guess you are all set now. Just remember while setting up HDR Calibration, keep your PC at a place where you use it daily. Natural light might affect the display. You might find the tone a bit warmer at one place and different at other places. Well, enjoy your games and video streaming as per your choice now.