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    Monitor calibration software?

    Can anyone recommend a good monitor calibration software? I am using a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW LCD monitor. Have started looking at the Spyder software, but have no idea which one I would need? This is confusing as a lens purchase!

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    Hi Michelle, I purchased a Sypder2 express a couple of weeks for around $140.00 and noticed the difference, guess it really depends on your budget.
    C&C most welcome, please if reworks are made post what adjustments etc have been made so I can learn from them

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    I have the same monitor and did mine recently with a Spyder2 Pro. It has made a massive difference. The white balance was way out compared to what is recommended.

    Which version? No idea. I used the pro, as it was what was available for me to borrow!

    (BTW, its hardware and software!)

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    Hi CypherOz, that thread is not available anymore.
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    Thanks we ordered the spyder pro, hopefully it will arrive today. Tried calibrating it with the software that came with the monitor - pass on that idea! Sigh. I guess at some stage I can expect to stop spending money and start earning some. LOL can't I?

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    I too purchased Spyder 3 Pro today, and noticed a huge difference on my monitor. Hopefully my photo’s will look right when I post them on the net.
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    Hoffy, when you say the WB was out, what difference did you notice?

    Spyder3 Pro arrived and we have calibrated my monitor, but white now looks like it has a distinct bluish cast to it, instead of being bright white. And yet using the before and after calibration screen with all the thumbnail images, the difference is quite phenomenal, so I am wondering if it is ok, even though white dosn't look white.

    We only used the RGB settings on the monitor if that makes any difference? Blue went up to 100%, red was 18% and green was 15% which gave us about 6350K and .18 DAP difference.

    LOL do you know if that is ok?

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