On a Mac, the software profiles whatever screen is displaying the menu bar see the pictures above. Across the DeltaE graph there was a more even pattern, and in practice the screen now looked better to the eye. I thought I was good at monitor calibration with adobe gamma, nvidia calibration, etc etc. At default display and graphic card settings, the results of the testing using the LaCie Blue Eye Pro are shown below: It worked better than I had hoped. Spyder products feature comparisons Information from Datacolor:

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Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. Keith has been looking spydet2express the Spyder 2 express to see how well it works and how easy is it to create your icc monitor profiles. The default setting for an LCD monitor is Gamma 2.

Rear view of the Spyder device, with baffle removed. Lastly there is a test image displayed that you can use to see the differences -before and after- profiling. Black depth was improved a little to 0. The screen felt more comfortable to the eye and vibrancy was boosted across the colours. The software guides you through the calibration process in a nice user friendly way, with clear instructions about how you should begin, including advice on ambient light and monitor warm up periods.


It worked better than I had hoped. However, anyone who is interested in the accuracy of the produced colours, or working with a properly configured screen will realise that these default settings are not really desirable. I was quite impressed with this result however as it helped configure the screen to a comfortable setting and improved the appearance of colours in normal use.

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Affordable, easy to use, and the results are great. Default Setting Measurements I restored my graphics card and display, the Spuder2express FPW, to default factory settings before calibration with the Spyde2Express was carried out. The software package guides you through the steps of calibration. Why don’t my prints match my screen?

However, this really could be used by anybody and no complicated changes were required manually. This is often how screens come set up by default, with true accuracy sacrificed for “pretty” and “friendly” colour schemes. We’re here to help you: There are alternatives available however, and the device reviewed here is one of them.

The spyder2 calibrated both PC’s to the same monitor so well that I can’t tell the difference when quickly switching between computers on the display.

Click for larger image. The place to start with Colour Management is your monitor. Be careful positioning the device on the screen evenly to avoid scratching datacolir coating. Email, or phone us on I have two computers that use the same monitor.


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The colours felt a little less “cartoony” and vibrant than they had before with the Spyder calibrated profile, which is most probably where the colour accuracy difference comes from. Articles below by Keith Google’s picks for matching this page Buying anything from Amazon not just what’s listed via any of the links below helps Keith and Karen keep the site going – thanks if you do!

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Did what it was supposed to! On a Mac, the software profiles whatever screen is displaying the menu bar see the pictures above.

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Articles below by Keith Google’s picks for matching this page. Rated 5 out of 5 by Dale from even better than expected I have a webcam site and I do extensive photography. I thought I was good at spyded2express calibration with adobe gamma, nvidia calibration, etc etc.