Should I adjust the settings of a monitor before calibration?

by Pete   Last Updated August 01, 2020 07:18 AM - source

I have previously only used the build-in monitors of my MacBook or iMac, which I have calibrated with a ColorMunki Display. They only had one parameter, brightness, for which the calibration software kindly suggested the right setting.

But now I've purchased an external LG monitor which has a lot more settings for RGB, color temperature, gamma, brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc.

I imagine that I would have the most accurate color representation if I could set up the monitor to be as neutral as possible before calibration. E.g. if the monitor is setup to create very bright images, I imagine it would have difficulty showing details in the shadow areas.

How do I find the best neutral settings? Or is this unnecessary?

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