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Calibrate HDR display using Windows HDR Calibration app in Windows 11

HDR content offers better brightness and color capabilities compared to traditional content (sometimes called standard dynamic range [SDR] content). Traditional content typically shows details in a bright part of a scene or a darker part of a scene but not in both parts at the same time. For example, if the shot focuses on a bright window in the scene, details in the shadow are lost.

You can use the Windows HDR Calibration app to calibrate your HDR (high dynamic range) display for a better experience with HDR content on your Windows 11 PC. The Windows HDR Calibration app helps you improve color accuracy and consistency. It also lets you customize how vividly colors will appear for both HDR and SDR (standard dynamic range) content when HDR is turned on.

The Windows HDR Calibration app has three test patterns that are recommended by the HDR Gaming Interest Group (HGIG) for a better HDR gaming experience. These three tests determine:

  • The darkest visible details you can see.
  • The brightest visible details.
  • The maximum brightness for your display.

This tutorial will show you how to calibrate a HDR display using the Windows HDR Calibration app for your account in Windows 11.

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