Step 4: Name New Profile Name

While it appears that you are simply naming the new profile that you are creating in this step, in fact, you are selecting the profile that is used as the starting point for your calibrations, too! Therefore, selecting the best profile for your monitor is important, if possible. In theory, it may be possible to select an incorrect profile that simply will not allow you to properly calibrate your monitor. This initial profile is selected differently based upon your operating system and whether you are using a Mac or PC. In many cases, the

initial profile won't be the best choice. Selecting and loading a profile yourself is the best approach.

■ Figure 5.4 shows the dialog box where you can click the Load button to select and load the best profile that is available for your monitor.

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