monitor calibration

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MattZani, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. MattZani macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    Thinking I should really get one of these.

    Only really looked at the Spyder 4 Pro, which is £130, any other suggestions?

    One that can recalibrate over time I think?

    And is ambient a gimmick?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Yes ignore ambient lighting. You should always switch that off. Have a look at the Xrite ColorMunki display as well. If you do any of your own printing, the ColorMunki Photo is worth the extra investment as well.
    I personally use the i1 display pro which is the pro version of the ColorMunki display.
    Any of these will do a good job. Avoid the ColorMunki smile or Spyder 4 express as they are both entry level colormeters and not worth it IMO.
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    calibrate your printer as well....not just the monitor.
     
  4. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    I rarely print, and definitely wouldn't at home.
     
  5. ossgraphics macrumors newbie

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    Calibration of printer and monitor seems perfect for this purpose. :)
     
  6. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    I still use an older Spyder Pro on my monitor and it does very well by me. My prints come from different online services and I've validated my output to my needs.
     
  7. r.harris1 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for Xrite's ColorMunki Photo. Works very well. Right now, any printing is from various online and local shops so I just need the monitor calibration, but I hope to start taking on some printing in home this year and the product will help calibrate the printer as well. Since you don't plan on printing, definitely consider ColorMunki Display.
     

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