Version 3 for Windows Vista or Windows XP
Version 4 is available here.

What is QuickGamma?

QuickGamma is a small utility program to calibrate a monitor on the fly without having to buy expensive hardware tools.

Why do you need QuickGamma?

The relationship between the input signal and the luminance of a monitor is not linear but exponential with gamma being the exponent. A gamma value of 2.2 has become the de facto standard in Windows, the Internet and the digital photography. This means that only monitors with a gamma value of 2.2 will produce a correct output. Despite the fact that the gamma values of monitors have improved over the years, many monitors still have a gamma value that deviates more or less from 2.2. A correction is therefore required to achieve optimal results. The monitor gamma can easily be corrected to 2.2 using QuickGamma. More information and detailed instructions on how to use QuickGamma are available by pushing the Help button in QuickGamma.

What is the biggest advantage of QuickGamma?

QuickGamma is free for personal use and can be downloaded here!

Terms of Usage and Warranty Disclaimer

  • Terms of Usage

    • QuickGamma consists of the four programs QuickGamma, QuickGammaLoader, QuickGammaResume and QuickGammaResumeClose. All the constituent parts of QuickGamma are Copyright Protected. They are not Public Domain Software, but free of charge for private use. Any commercial use requires a written consent by the author.

      QuickGamma with all its constituent parts may be installed and used on any suitable computer for private use and may be distributed freely as long as these conditions are met:

      1. QuickGamma is distributed as complete and unaltered installation package.
      2. Distributing single constituent parts of QuickGamma is not permitted.
      3. The distributed QuickGamma installation package is free of any charge.

  • Warranty Disclaimer

    • The author gives no warranties, either expressed or implied, that this software is fit for a particular purpose, or will perform adequately at all times. This software is licensed "as is", and so you (the user) are assuming the full risk of using it. If this software causes any damage in any way, then you must bear the full burden of the damage caused.

Download and Installation Instructions

  • Download QuickGamma

    • Download QuickGamma V3 from this webpage.

      Download QuickGamma V3 from this webpage

  • QuickGamma Checksums

    • The following checksums ensure that the downloaded version of QuickGamma is indeed an unaltered original version.


  • Download Runtime Libraries

    • QuickGamma requires the 32 Bit runtime libraries mfc90u.dll and msvcr90.dll to be installed. These libraries are part of the "Visual Studio C++ 2008 redistribution packages", which can be directly downloaded from Microsoft.

      Both, the "Visual Studio C++ 2008" and the "Visual Studio C++ 2008 SP1" runtime libraries are required!

      Download the 32 Bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

      Download the 32 Bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

      Attention, the "Visual Studio C++ 2008" and the "Visual Studio C++ 2008 SP1" runtime library installation files are named vcredist_x86.exe! Either download and install one library at a time or download each file into a different folder.

  • Installation

    • To install QuickGamma, simply open the downloaded QuickGamma installation file. If the required Runtime Libraries are not yet installed, both Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Packages must be downloaded and installed by opening each downloaded installation file. That's all, QuickGamma is now ready to use.

      If a previous version of QuickGamma is currently installed, open that version and write down the Red, Green and Blue gamma values before installing the new version. Once the new version has been installed, open it and enter the previously written down Red, Green and Blue gamma values. Make sure to read the new help file. There are some differences in the user interface compared to the previous version.

  • Support QuickGamma

    • Please support the QuickGamma project with a small donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated, just think about it how much QuickGamma is worth to you personally.