How To Use The Windows HDR Calibration App

Finally, PC gamers and video streamers must be happy with their Windows PC. Your quest has come to an end with the launching of the Windows HDR Calibration application by Microsoft. It will help you to optimize the color accuracy and consistency of your Windows 11. And who doesn’t like an improvised version of the display?

If you are reading this blog, you must be searching for methods to use HDR Calibration App. So, let us guide you through this with the below-mentioned easy and simple steps.

System Requirements for Windows HDR Calibration

The most crucial hardware you will need is an AMD Ryzen processor with integrated Radeon graphics. However, for Intel users, you need an 11th-gen or later processor. In addition, your PC needs to be operating with a GPU (AMD RX400 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1000 or later). 

Also, ensure that you use the Display Driver WDDDM 2.7 or later.

Windows HDR Calibration Set Up

Alright, now let’s get started to set up Windows HDR Calibration on your PC. 

1. Installing HDR Calibration Tool

First of all, you need to install the HDR Calibration application from the Microsoft Store on your Windows 11 PC.

NOTE: Make sure your HDR is functioning.

2. Enabling HDR Calibration on your PC

To enable HDR, follow this 2nd step.

  • Settings > Display > HDR
  • You will find a section named ‘color and brightness
  • Go toSelect a display to view or change its Settings’
  • Select ‘HDR monitor’
  • Toggle on ‘Use HDR’

If you have successfully completed steps 1 and 2, go for step 3.

3. Operating HDR Calibration features

Windows logo > All Apps > Windows HDR Calibration

NOTE: Make sure your windows calibration tool is running full screen.

Here, you can customize your display with color saturation, brightness, or even luminance.

If you are ready now to calibrate on your PC, you must have come along a great way. Select Get Started to see three screens on your monitor – Minimum Luminance, Maximum Luminance, and Maximum Full Frame Luminance.

Minimum Luminance will help you guide through the darkest visible details on your screen. On the other hand, maximum luminance will help you through the brightest visible details. And Maximum Full Frame Luminance will help you determine the maximum brightness acceptable for your screen.

Move the slider shown on the bottom of your screen at each test until the pattern becomes invisible.

Further, you can use the Saturation tool if you have completed your job with these three tools. Then, you need to do the same with saturation by moving the slider from left to right to adjust it on your HDR.

Another interesting feature it provides is you can see the “before and after” effect at the end. Then, if you are satisfied with the results, click on Finish. Or else, you can start it all over again.


We guess you are all set now. Just remember, while setting up HDR Calibration, keep your PC in a place where you use it daily. Natural light may affect the display. So the tone may be slightly warmer in one place and different in other areas. Well, enjoy your games and video streaming.

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