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Old May 15th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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calibration tool

What monitor calibration tool do you recommend?

Dry Creek Photo has a hardware review done in 2005. I can imagine the technology has improved quite a bit. Does hardware still do better than software?

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Re: calibration tool

Software depends on your eye to determine what looks right (and it's generally wrong). Hardware uses standards. Of course, if you're not using color aware programs, your results will vary greatly.

That review is outdated and pretty much useless at this point in time.

The Huey is the cheapest hardware device and, in my opinion, not a viable solution, although it's better than eyeballing it. Spyder 3 has been getting very good reviews, although the older versions (Spyder2 and the original Spyder) were not considered very accurate. EyeOne is a very good option. Either the Spyder3 or the EyeOne with ColorEyes software is probably the most accurate solution currently. ColorMunki is another option to consider, as it can do monitors, printers, and scanners at a $400 price tag. It's not the most accurate of the available tools, but when you consider what all it can do for a total color management system, it's worth consideration.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 10:50 AM
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Re: calibration tool

Thank you very much for the info!
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