- Oct 4, 2010
- Reaction score
- Fountain Valley
- Can others edit my Photos
- Photos NOT OK to edit
My lap top monitor really needs to be calibrated. What is the best brand to buy? Spyder ? Pantone?
i1 Display 2 colorimeter for me too, made by X-RITE. I use a lot of X-RITE's products.Software or hardware? The software is mostly irrelevant to the quality of the calibration and the only thing to be gained / lost is features such as the ability to write a monitor lookup table if you're lucky enough to have one.
The hardware is mostly the same in any given price range. I wouldn't really recommend any colourimeter over the other except for the i1 Display 2 and then only because I have it and it works for me. Same goes for spectrophotometers.
Many laptops have very limted monitor adjustments, but calibrating it is better than not calibrating it, if you don't use a good for image editing, external monitor.If you are interested in accurately editing photos...get an external monitor. A laptop really isn't the best option for accurate calibration. Although I guess, calibrating it would be better than not.