Windows 10 HDR mode is waiting to start and it only takes a moment to be ready to use.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a handy Windows 10 feature that lets you improve the visual quality by making it more vibrant and colorful. While HDR isn't perfect on Windows 10, it's far from the botched feature Microsoft released earlier.

Here's how to calibrate HDR on Windows 10 to vastly improve the graphical display and visual experience.

What makes HDR so special?

HDR is a powerful feature available on many of the latest laptops and external monitors. High dynamic range displays support video content with a wider range of color details and brighter screen elements for a more vivid and colorful display.

Compared to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range), HDR video is a huge improvement. Not only does HDR bring brighter and better colors to your display, it also overcomes the limitations of SDR.

Calibrate the integrated display for HDR

If your display is HDR compatible and you already have HDR video enabled on your PC, you can easily calibrate your display for the best HDR video output. Calibrating the display built into Windows 10 for HDR is relatively easy.

Related Topics: How to Enable HDR Mode in Windows 10

You can currently calibrate HDR-supported displays through the Windows Settings window.

To calibrate HDR on your display, do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + I. to open the settings Panel.

  2. Go to system > Display.

  3. Under the Windows HD color Select section Windows HD color settings.

  4. If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, select the HDR display under Choose Display.

  5. Make sure the Use HDR and Stream HDR video Toggle options are enabled.

  6. Click on Change the calibration settings on the HDR video calibration Screen.

  7. Hover over the sample video and click Full screen Symbol.

  8. You will now need to drag the slider left or right until you find a good balance between the two images.

  9. When you have positioned the slider perfectly, click on Exit full screen mode Icon, and the changes will be made automatically.

  10. If you feel that you don't like the changes, click Reset calibration Button to reset the HDR video settings to the default settings.

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After calibrating your HDR display, you can stream video content and play games on a much improved, high quality display.

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M. Fahad Khawaja
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Fahad is a writer at MakeUseOf and is currently studying computer science. As an enthusiastic tech writer, he makes sure that he stays up to date with the latest technology. He's particularly interested in Windows and enjoys playing soccer and coding impossible tasks.

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