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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a convenient Windows 10 feature that can improve visual quality by making it more vivid and colorful. Although HDR in Windows 10 is not perfect, it has come a long way compared to the failed features that Microsoft previously introduced.
Here’s how to calibrate HDR in Windows 10 to significantly improve your graphics display and visual experience.
What Makes HDR So Special?
HDR is a powerful feature that can be used on many of the latest laptops and external monitors. High dynamic range displays support video content with a wider range of color details and have brighter screen elements to produce more vivid and colorful displays.
Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR), HDR video is a great improvement. HDR not only brings brighter and better colors to your screen, it also overcomes the limitations of SDR.
Calibrate Built-In Display for HDR
If your monitor supports HDR and you have enabled HDR video on your PC, you can easily calibrate your monitor to get the best HDR video output. Calibrating the Windows 10 built-in display for HDR is relatively simple.
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Currently, you can calibrate HDR-compatible displays through the Windows settings panel.
Complete the following steps to calibrate HDR on your display:
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings panel.
- Head to System > Display.
- Under the Windows HD Color section, select Windows HD Color settings.
- If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, select the HDR display under Choose display.
- Make sure that the Use HDR and Stream HDR Video toggle options are turned on.
- Click on Change calibration settings to head onto the HDR video calibration screen.
- Hover above the sample video and click on the Full-Screen icon.
- You now need to drag the slider to left or right until you find a good balance between the two images.
- Once you have positioned the slider perfectly, click the Exit Full-Screen icon, and the changes will automatically take place.
- If you feel you do not like the changes, hit the Reset calibration button to reset the HDR video settings to default.
After calibrating the HDR screen, you can stream video content and play games on a significantly improved high-quality screen.
Enjoy a High-Quality Display With HDR in Windows 10
HDR in Windows 10 is better than ever, and we are happy to see that the next AutoHDR version will be released later in 2021. Higher quality HDR displays are a key selling point, and we aspire to them to become industry standards.