Monitor Calibration

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What programs or devises does our talented bunch of photographers use to calibrate their monitors to get correct colors and brightness?
 
Mornin' Mr 3pin,

I use a Huey Pro, but it's been ages since I re calibrated. There are a bunch of them ought there... Color Monki, Spyder, Xrite. To be truthful, I went for affordable.

As I recall, my iMac and MacBook were pretty close to spot on.
 
I'm using Datacolor Spyder4Pro. I've had it for several years...had a different brand before then.
The current version of this brand is Spyder5Pro...but the older version has worked fine for me.
 
MarkBC said:
I'm using Datacolor Spyder4Pro. I've had it for several years...had a different brand before then.
The current version of this brand is Spyder5Pro...but the older version has worked fine for me.
dark ages, spyder2 must have been bought and sold a few times.
 
ski3pin said:
What programs or devises does our talented bunch of photographers use to calibrate their monitors to get correct colors and brightness?
According to Martin Bailey in a recent TWIP podcast, the only device worth buying in the "relatively low price range" is the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo at $450. His priority is getting accurate prints. He notes that brightness is a vicious circle where camera raw files are often dim, monitors tend to be too bright, and paper and inks can be all over the place.

I have not tried ColorMunki and, in fact, have not calibrated my monitors in at least 10 years because they seem fine to my eyes. When printing I try to pay attention to the color histogram and use a reliable print shop (rather than fuss with DIY prints). Of course, color is very subjective and when I cannot get a pleasing look I will often try black and white.
 
I've got a Eye One by gretagmacbeth, which I use infrequently. I've found my iMac and MBP displays to be pretty close. When I outsource prints, the profiles seem pretty true to me.
 
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