Use this page to use various sliders to set the contrast, sharpness, and color depth (Digital Vibrance) of the images on your desktop. Others controls are available depending on the type of display connection.
Displays the current color accuracy mode - reference, accurate, or enhanced. The color accuracy mode depends on the color space pipeline used for processing each rendered pixel.
Reference: Rendered pixels are processed through the GPU pipeline in 1:1 pixel color-matching mode. This pipeline is used if there are no pixel color enhancements from the OS or from color adjustment applications such as the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Accurate: Rendered pixels are processed using one of the following:
Color space conversion (CSC) or custom gamma ramp via NvAPI
Windows Display Color Transform (DCT) with Microsoft Hardware Calibration (MHC) ICC profile applied
Enhanced: Rendered pixels are processed using one of the following:
Color adjustments through the NVIDIA Control Panel (see the Apply Color Adjustments section)
DCT is on but no MHC ICC color profile is associated with it
Override to reference mode: Select this check box to override the
current color processing and force the reference mode. When selected,
color adjustments from the OS or other adjustment applications are ignored
and rendered pixels are processed through the GPU pipeline in 1:1 pixel
NOTE: If the Override to reference mode check box is selected, these controls are set to default values but are greyed out and cannot be changed.
You can adjust the Red, Green, and Blue channels by selecting each color separately or by selecting the composite choice All channels, which is the default setting.
When you select a color channel, the color appears in the graph of the color correction curve.
Moving the Brightness/Contrast/Gamma sliders changes the appearance of the colored line/curves in the graph in real time.
Brightness: Use this slider to adjust the brightness of your desktop. The Brightness value can affect the Gamma range.
Gamma: Gamma refers to the brightness of mid-tones on your desktop without affecting shadows and highlights. Use the Gamma slider to adjust the Gamma on your desktop. The available gamma range depends on the Brightness and Contrast values.
Contrast: Contrast refers to the difference between the lightest and darkest parts of the desktop. Use the slider to adjust this difference. The Contrast value can affect the Gamma range.
Digital Vibrance: To compensate for poor lighting conditions when viewing your desktop, use the Digital Vibrance slider to increase the crispness/richness/intensity of the desktop colors.
Hue: Hue refers to the base color and is given as a value from 0 to 359 degrees - where, for example, 0 is red, 60 is yellow, 120 is green, 180 is cyan, and 300 is magenta.
Flicker filter: The flicker filter applies to TVs. Use the Flicker filter slider to adjust the level of the flicker filter you want applied to your television picture. Increasing the flicker filter reduces screen flicker.
Show gray border: This check box appears when a TV is connected. When checked, black borders on the unused portion of your TV display are replaced with gray borders to reduce the chance of screen burn-in.
Content type (ITC) reported to the display: This setting applies to HDMI monitors (not treated as DVI) and GPUs that support AVI infoframes on Windows Vista and later. This setting determines the type of video content the driver reports to the display. The display will then use the appropriate video processing to achieve the best display quality.
Preview Image: Click to preview the image.