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    Spyder vs Huey Pro monitor calibrator

    My Huey Pro does a pretty fair job regarding the monitor colors but, I am not sure that the brightness is controlled all that well.

    It has been recommended that I replace the Huey Pro with a Spyder calibrator.

    Should the Spyder do a better job than my present Huey pro.

    If so, which model Spyder would be best.

    I am printing from Lightroom 3 to a new Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mk.ii. My monitor is a Samsung 27" dual purpose computer monitor/video monitor.

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    Re: Spyder vs Huey Pro monitor calibrator

    The brightness and contrast is set by you before running the calibration. Here is a link to excellent source of information about color management, ICC profiles, and monitor calibration. http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/m...alibration.htm

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    Re: Spyder vs Huey Pro monitor calibrator

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    My Huey Pro does a pretty fair job regarding the monitor colors but, I am not sure that the brightness is controlled all that well.

    It has been recommended that I replace the Huey Pro with a Spyder calibrator.

    Should the Spyder do a better job than my present Huey pro.

    If so, which model Spyder would be best.

    I am printing from Lightroom 3 to a new Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mk.ii. My monitor is a Samsung 27" dual purpose computer monitor/video monitor.
    Richard

    I've had just about every monitor calibrator ever. Each better then the last! I started with a Huey. I found the Eye-1 Display 2 gave much better results than the Huey, and now the i1 Display Pro better again. The Colormunki Display is a slightly down-spec'd version of the i1 Display. It's not terribly expensive but built on much superior colorimeter technology than the Huey.

    My only experience with Spyders was with their print profiler. It was unreliable, sadly. I've heard of other people who really rate the Spyder gear highly, and others who've had poor experiences too. That points to quality control issues, I think.

    If you want to profile display only, I'd advise looking at the reviews of the Colormunki Display first. It may be a better bet.

    Just my 2

    Tim

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    Re: Spyder vs Huey Pro monitor calibrator

    There are lots of sites and opinions on the web regarding colour management and you will have lots to read. Be aware the technology has gone through a rapid upgrade of both hardware and software in the last couple of years. Some items quoted in the earlier link provided are no longer available or have been upgraded a couple of times. Spyder, i1, Colormunki,etc all have varying offerings for you to consider. Some do displays only while other include projectors and printers. A must-have if you print at home. Take a look at the specs of each, the user reviews through google and also how they stack up against each other. $$$ also plays a part. I did the review myself about a year ago and ended up going with Colormunki Display. I believe it was a good investment as it does save a lot of time over the manual method I previously used. Good luck. I'm sure you'll be happy with any of the modern calibrators available.
    Last edited by Andrew1; 19th March 2012 at 02:58 AM.

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    Re: Spyder vs Huey Pro monitor calibrator

    Hi, I used the Spyder 3 Elite but have since moved to the Eye-1 Display 2, I also changed monitors to an NEC, the Eye-1 Display 2 does seem to me anyway to give better colours on screen, then again I where glasses and am over 50
    I also use the Spectraview software.
    Russ

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