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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Calibrating Your Monitor

To get what comes out of your color inkjet printer to match what you see onscreen, you have to calibrate your monitor in one of two ways: (1) buy a hardware calibration sensor that calibrates your monitor precisely; or (2) use free software calibration, which is better than nothing, but not by much since you’re just “eyeing” it. Hardware calibration is definitely the preferred method of monitor calibration (in fact, I don’t know of a single pro using freebie software). With hardware calibration, it’s measuring your actual monitor and building an accurate profile for the exact monitor you’re using, and yes—it makes that big a difference.

Step One:

To find the free software that comes with Windows 7, in the Control Panel, ...

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