I don’t get much sunlight – which is pretty obvious. Maybe your computer does get sunlight, even though it really shouldn’t. You need to be aware that the color on your screen will be seen by your eyes differently, according to light in the room. You need to calibrate your monitor. I’ve done that before, using the Pantone Huey Pro. It works really well, on both OS X and Windows.
I decided to try out a free piece of software, in order to keep control of the colors on my monitor. F.lux fixes the issue of your computer screen being too bright – or looking kinda blue. It makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you’re in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. Just tell the software where you live, and what kind of lighting you have. Then – forget about it! F.lux will do the rest for you.
Having proper color calibration is important. It reduces strain on your eyes as well as helping you to sleep better. Yes – sleep! If your monitor is too bright, your brain is going to be fooled into thinking that you’re not tired yet. You’ll get far less sleep than what you should.
If you have the money to spend on the Huey – do so. If not, using F.lux is a great alternative.
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