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Spyder4 PRO Advanced Display Colour Calibration (PC/Mac)

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  • Display colour calibration
  • Match prints to displays
  • Adapt to ambient light conditions
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Technical Details
Branddatacolor
Item Weight272 g
Product Dimensions6.6 x 15.2 x 20.3 cm
Item model numberS4P100
Hardware PlatformPC, Mac
Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X Tiger
  
Additional Information
ASINB006TF37H8
Best Sellers Rank 2,411 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight422 g
Date First Available9 Jan. 2012
  
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Spyder4™ PRO is a display color calibration solution designed for photographers and creative professionals that need to match prints. It includes the ability to adapt to ambient light changes.

Why Calibrate Your Display? Displays render the same image differently: Calibration tunes your display to a reference standard and brings color consistency across desktop, laptop, multiple displays, iPad and iPhone. Displays change over time: Recalibration returns it to reference state for brightness and color Prints often do not match display: Display calibration provides a base for better print matching Wide gamut displays may be oversaturated: Without calibration even wide-gamut displays may be inaccurate. Highlight and shadow details may be inaccurate: Control of brightness, white point and tone response with calibration. Image colors are not true to life: After calibration, images can be viewed and edited with confidence Photographers and designers can work confidently on a properly color calibrated screen and can assert greater control over the color fidelity of their digital process. Images can be reliably assessed and adjusted on a properly calibrated display, enabling true-to-life reproduction of image files.

HOW DOES SPYDER4™ PRO WORK? Spyder4™ PRO automates and simplifies display calibration. Install the software, attach the color sensor to USB, and step through the wizard. The sensor measures a series of colors on your screen and creates a “profile” that brings your display to a reference state. At the end, you can compare how the images look before and after calibration. Spyder4™ PRO features a patented, full-spectrum 7-color sensor that can accurately characterize a variety of wide gamut and normal displays. Spyder4™ PRO software lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your computer, iPad and iPhone. No other calibrator has this capability. The fourth-generation sensor uses double-shielded filters for longer life and better performance. On average, accuracy and precision are improved by 26% and 19% respectively.

Box Contains

<LI>Datacolor Spyder4Pro colourimeter
<LI>Desktop Cradle/Tripod mount
<LI>Spyder4Pro Software CD
<LI>Quick Start Guide (in 10 languages)
<LI>1-year warranty (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)
<LI>Free Online Support

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By MMH on 29 Aug. 2013
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I bought this because I was sick of printing things that looked great on the monitor but rubbish on the print. I installed it tonight (very easy) (I have no technical skills in this area) and OMG it's like someone plugged me into a new set of eyeballs even if you never print anything its worth it just to see the difference it makes to images on screen. It has really shown me why things weren't printing correctly and makes a noticeable difference even to black and white images which I wasn't really expecting. This will save me a lot of time ink and paper should have got it earlier
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By GW on 25 Feb. 2013
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As a Mac user I've tended to rely on the standard display profiles provided with Apple's computers and screens - although aware that they weren't perfect, they were close enough - and sufficiently consistent - to predict end results.

However, I purchased a good quality third-party 27" IPS display for use with one of my Macs and the colour consistency was very poor indeed - trying to calibrate by eye was pretty much impossible.

The Spyder4Pro is capable of handling multiple screens and was therefore the obvious choice. After a little experimentation, I finally managed to calibrate the new screen to be a perfect match to the iMac that was driving it as a secondary display. The iMac's built-in screen was also much improved (it had been a tad too cool previously).

If you're serious about colour fidelity (whether for photography or DTP), this is the best £100 you're ever likely to spend. Certainly it has improved consistency in my own workflow considerably
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By john on 3 Oct. 2013
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This is probably the best purchase I have made since the DSLR camera its self. I now know that what I am seeing on the LCD monitor is accurate. My prints now also match what I am seeing!. Simple to use and just faultless.
If your reading the review wondering should you purchase one, then you already know that you need one. :-)
Delivery was also first class.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Omalanrf on 12 May 2013
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I read reviews on the SyderPro 4 that it could do more than one monitor but I couldnt find a review that it done three, it was always two but anway I took the plunge and bought it from Amazon. Not only can it do three monitors but it knew I had three monitors connected and then it could identify them and ask which one you want done, either one or the three of them. I have three monitors all the same make and model but one is older than the other two which are the same age. The syper was able to match the older one with the other two to bring all three virtually the same. I edit photos and I needed the monitors to display the correct colours or as near as it could so when I go to print the photo it was close to the colours on the monitors and it does this well. If I was going to recommend this product to other people, Then yes buy it cause if your like me into photography it will save your ink and get it right the first time, Then its worth the money.. 10/10. Its so simple to use....
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By pip22 on 27 Sept. 2013
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I owned the previous (non-pro) version of this device so I was already familiar with how to use it except the pro version has a few more settings and options to choose. The results were not totally accurate even with this pro version, I had to do some "tweaking" afterwards to match the monitor to my profiled printer output, but that was to be expected since my monitor is a budget-priced AOC model whose colour temperatures as stated by the manufacturer were miles out when measured.

The bottom line is that you really need a good quality monitor to get a good profile with the Spyder or indeed any similar device.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Colin Sims on 10 Nov. 2014
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I am not afraid to admit that printing in colour has always been a bit of a hit-and-miss affair with me! I am an experienced photographer, my son is a practicing professional and I regularly help him with his work. Why would I need to consider calibrating my colour monitor (one of the "bedrocks" of my digital photography lab) when I understand about colour, how my printer works and I can look to the necessary adjustments in the CMYK colour printing process?
Well, I finally made the decision to buy the Spyder4 PRO and I cannot begin to describe the difference it has made to my printing output. I am a perfectionist when it comes to colour balance and I cannot remember having printed the same image twice with the same output settings! (I was always "fiddling" with settings, thinking I can do that little bit better)
That is a thing of the past and I put this down to the fact that when you are able to get the whole colour environment thing right, there is no need for any adjustments to be made. Now the monitor is properly calibrated, I know I am looking at my screen and what I see is what I will get from the printer (given that you use the correct ICC colour profile for the media you are printing on - however, these are freely available from the paper manufacturers),
I cannot believe the difference that using Spyder4 PRO has made for me. I am delighted with my prints, I am using less paper and ink and I am getting more favourable comments about my photographs.
For the technically minded, I use a Samsung LED monitor, my Printer is an Epson Stylus Photo PX700W fitted with a Continuous Ink-flow System (CISS).
If you have been thinking about the need for such a device for a while, get off the fence and buy the Spyder4 PRO - you won't regret it.
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