Key Concepts in Display and Monitor Calibration

Key Concepts in Display and Monitor Calibration

This post provides an overview of key concepts in display and monitor calibration, with emphasis on general concepts and concise descriptions. Topics include photometric measurements (luminance, contrast ratio, gamma), color measurements (chromaticity, color temperature, gamut mapping, dominant wavelength and purity, white balance/gray balance) and multidimensional characteristics (uniformity, reflection, BRDF, MTF).

What is Photometry?

What is Photometry?

Photometry is the science concerned with measuring human visual response to light. Because the eye is a highly complex organ, this is by no means a simple task. It involves the meeting of many disciplines: psychology, physiology, and physics among them.

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