Which monitor calibrator?

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  1. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Member

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    Hey all

    Iv been using a Spyder2 calibrator for a while now but recently upgraded to 10.7 and in need of a new calibrator (stupid ppc only software!)

    Seems to be 4 options:
    Spyder4
    Spyder3
    Colormunki
    i1 Display pro

    Who's used what and what do you think?

    Spyder is probably best value but i1 has a good reputation.

    thanks
    Luke
     
  2. ^catalyst

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    i1 display pro is my pick, all killer, no filler.
     
  3. Jim G

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    We've been using a spyder3 pro with 10.7 and W7 without hassle for quite a while. They've been going secondhand for $50-100 on here and on eBay of late which seems pretty good value to me. Probably seven or eight monitors calibrated all up and the colour matching for prints has been great.
     
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    i1 is looking good, not actually much in it between spyder3/4 pro and i1.

    Spyder3/4 express are cheaper but won't calibrate 2 monitors as required.
     
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    I had used the Spyder temporary before but now I have the i1 Display Pro. The main reason for me is, like you said, having dual monitors.

    I'm happy with the i1 Display Pro.
     
  6. Zardoz

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    How does the i1 work with LED displays? I get a pink cast when calibrating LED displays with my Spyder 3 Elite, even with the software upgrade.
     
  7. FranchiseJuan

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    The Colormunki photo has essentially the same hardware as the display pro (a few limitations, but not that major), so if you want to save money, go with that. If you have the money to spend the get the display pro. Either is better than the spyders.

    If you don't already know, you can use the spyder 3 software for Mac with the spyder 2 on 10.7.
     
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    thats interesting, might give me a bit more time to make a decision

    Anything special needed to make it work?
     
  9. FranchiseJuan

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    Just go to the colourvision website, log in, and read the instructions. I think you just install it and it works.

    The problem is that it still does not fix the fact that it can't calibrate LED screens.
     

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