Monday, June 21, 2010

An automated way to keep your monitor settings optimised

Today marks the Summer Solstice, also known as the longest (and possibly sunniest) day of the year. Are the display settings on your computer monitor ready?

F.lux, is an application that automatically adjusts the colour and brightness settings on your monitor, depending on the time of day.

After downloading and launching the app, it will ask you for your location and the type of lighting that’s in the room — tungsten, halogen, fluorescent or daylight. Based on the information, it calculates exactly when the sun sets in your area and adjusts the colour temperature of your screen to mimic the lighting in the room.

The utility is free and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. And no worries for designers and photographers, the program can be temporarily disabled from the system whenever you need to have colours displayed accurately.

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