Another calibration question!!

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  1. Artograph

    Artograph TPF Noob!

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    Has anyone ever used a free, online calibration system before??? I'm too chicken to try one out...would rather has some "tried and true" feedback first!!! ;)

    Anyone???

    Thanks in advance! :hug::
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Are you talking about monitor calibration?

    To do it properly, you need a hardware device to read the output. Software only (including online) would most likely rely on you to eyeball it, which isn't going to be accurate enough.
     
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    I agree with Big Mike. I tried to calibrate using Adobe Gamma and a few other online sources before I gave up and bought a Spyder 3 Pro a few months ago. It made a huge difference. Definitely worth the investment.
     
  4. Artograph

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    Oh crap. :crazy:

    I mean...thanks guys!!! :hug::

    Darnnit all...how much is that going to put me...I mean, my husband out??? :bigangel:
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I believe you can get the ColorVision Spyder with the Express software for around $100.
     
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    i bought spyder2 express yesterday. i was trying to eyeball it using some free software & gave myself a migraine. It was $65 on amazon.
     

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