Datacolor is combining its intimate knowledge of the photographic digital workflow with a long heritage as an innovator in colour management systems, to develop an advanced, yet easy-to-use monitor calibration system for consumers and photo enthusiasts. Datacolor realises that not everyone with a digital SLR is a pro, but most enjoy achieving results like one. To help those enthusiasts move a step closer to achieving this goal, Datacolor is introducing the new Spyder3Express – an automated monitor calibration system that comes at an affordable price.
Getting colour right
Consumers use photography to provide an accurate depiction of real life experiences, such as the brilliant colours of a sunset, the vibrant colours of Autumnal foliage, or family and friends during the holidays. Unfortunately, the equipment for achieving this, namely computer monitors, TVs, and prints, doesn’t always show the correct colours and tones.
Datacolor's Spyder3Express ensures accurate, reliable and consistent colours every time so photographs, including tonal ranges in black-and-white photos, will always look their best and brightest. The Spyder3Express monitor calibration system provides an intuitive user interface for easy use in a few simple steps. In addition, the combination of both Mac and PC compatibility, along with unlimited license seats, means consumers can calibrate every computer monitor in the house, regardless of the operating system or quantity.
“Viewing your images on a computer monitor is usually the first phase of editing, organising and sharing your photographs, regardless of what you ultimately do with the photosgraphs,
" says Christoph Gamper, Vice President, Consumer Business Unit, Datacolor. "Proper monitor calibration is critical for sharing your vision with others but many consumers don't calibrate because they believe it's too expensive or complicated. Spyder3Express quickly dispels that myth by making the process very easy and extremely affordable,
" says Sophie Schwery, Manager Consumer Business Unit, Datacolor.
The Spyder3 family
Datacolor's family of Spyder calibration products offers solutions for every level of photography including hobbyists, enthusiasts and professionals.
Pricing and availability
- Spyder3Express: Automated monitor calibration with no technical expertise or knowledge necessary.
- Spyder3Pro: Ambitious photo enthusiast who enjoys taking photos, shares work online, makes prints and creates books.
- Spyder3Elite: For the professional who needs sophisticated software that allows customised controls including projector calibration.
Datacolor's new spyder3Express monitor calibration system is available at electronics and photo specialty retailers with a suggested list price of £84.99 including VAT. For more information please visit the Computers Unlimited