davesrose wrote in post #18467497
The Color Checker system has very precise color swatches that the included software presets will calibrate to. The software will only work with the passport since it's specific colors it's profiling. The system can be good for getting quick color calibrations for color spaces on your computer. Calibrating your display to have consistent color with your printer is a separate matter, but yes....calibrating the monitor is the first thing I do when I get a new computer.
It takes so long to do it well! Profile the colori with the spectro, apply that correction and then use the colori to calibrate the monitor. Takes me about 3-4 hours per monitor (I have 3 monitors and use almost 5,000 color patches), using DispCAL - but the results are almost infinitely better than what I get with the X-rite software (which actually made my calibration worse than default.) Anyway, that's off-topic.
How lasting are the color checkers? I'd expect them to develop a yellow tint over time?
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