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minniema 9 48 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2009 4:07PM
Hi all,

Hopefully this is right section for this. Can anyone recommend any good calibration software for both vista laptop screen and printers? Am fed up with what I see on screen not matching what prints out. Is Spyder 2 Suite any good, saw that Kerso on ebay had one for 59 so wondering if thats a good price. Am a poor student too so price is an issue, no more than 75 really as I am saving for lights!

Any help greatfully appreciated


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Henchard 13 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2009 4:24PM
For calibration software (i.e without a hardware calibrator)

You could try Quick gamma

For hardware check out the various hardware solutions there are a number of reviews on this page

For what's it's worth i have a Spyder 2 and it works fine. I run Windows XP - I seem to recall that some Vista users do report some colour profiling problems with some calibrators as Vista handles colour management differently.
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
7 Apr 2009 7:39PM
Re vista - I belive most of the companies (such as spyder) have now issued patches to existing programs and upgraded new releases to be vista compatable - I currently use a Spyder 3 and it works well on my vista computer.

I would heartily recomend the hardware options over the software/online ones. The thing is your eyes and brain adapt to the view from the computer screen and can even filter out colour casts and more and brightness is very subjective. That means any calibration. by this method, is likley to still give you a long period of trial and error since your eyes are not impartial.
Hardware options are far better as the machine is not subjective and thus you have a lesser period of trial and error with printing.
I would point out that it can take a little while to get used to the new colour presented by the calibration machine - it can look very strange until your eyes get used to it
minniema 9 48 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 7:53PM
Thanks guys for the help
ANW 10 29 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2009 11:10PM
Henchard wrote

Quote:For calibration software (i.e without a hardware calibrator)

You could try Quick gamma

Is it Vista compatible?

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