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Which Spyder 3 version for calibrating my new iMac?

 
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Dec 22, 2010 16:50 |  #1

I just got a new 27" iMac and need the screen calibrated. I am confused which version of the Spyder system I need. I am, of course, wanting the calibration for photo processing.

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Dec 22, 2010 16:55 |  #2

qwerty11 wrote in post #11498974 (external link)
I just got a new 27" iMac and need the screen calibrated. I am confused which version of the Spyder system I need. I am, of course, wanting the calibration for photo processing.

Thanks!

Only the Spyder3 Elite with v.4 software is capable of communicating with the iMac and automatically adjusting the screen brightness for the specified luminance.


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Dec 22, 2010 19:36 |  #3

I use the Pro version and do it manually. There is a spot in the dialog where can can adjust the luminance (brightness) and retest at that spot. Considering the difference in price and since I don't have to mess with the setting very often, I went with the Pro, at the time.


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Dec 23, 2010 11:19 |  #4

Wow... confusing




  
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Dec 23, 2010 11:20 |  #5

Then buy the Elite version ;-)a


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Dec 23, 2010 12:45 |  #6

qwerty11 wrote in post #11503013 (external link)
Wow... confusing

So, what do you mean by confusing? Brightness is something you change in the monitor -- do you know how to do that?


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Dec 23, 2010 13:14 |  #7

How important would it be to get the elite over the pro?




  
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Dec 23, 2010 13:32 |  #8

I don't think it is necessary but it does have extra features, mostly in the area of reporting the calibration which could be usefull/interesting. I don't think it will actually get you closer to a perfect result, than the Pro.


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Dec 23, 2010 16:14 |  #9

qwerty11 wrote in post #11503579 (external link)
How important would it be to get the elite over the pro?

Going to the DataColor website and comparing the respective features of the two Spyder3 versions will enlighten you.

http://spyder.datacolo​r.com/product-mc-s3elite.php (external link)

But criminy... the difference in price is equivalent to one really cheap date!


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