An update to Datacolor’s popular Spyder4 colorimeter with a redesigned 7-detector optical engine that delivers improvements to tonal response.
A simple way to ensure colours are recorded accurately when shooting still pictures and movie clips.
Monitor calibration software that claims high accuracy and works with popular colorimeters.
A portable calibration tool for photographers who want colour-accurate exposures.
The Eye-One Display 2 is an upgrade to an earlier GretagMacbeth colorimeter and the entry-level device in a complex suite of colour management products for calibrating devices such as monitors, scanners, printers, digital cameras and projectors. (We plan to review the top-of-the-range product in the next issue of Photo Review.) Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh systems, Eye-One Display 2 can be used for profiling most monitors and scanners and comes with an excellent software bundle.
Straightforward calibration of CRT or LCD monitors for colour-managed output.
If you’ve been put off buying a colorimeter for calibrating your monitor because devices cost too much, Pantone’s huey could change your mind. The kit consists of the measurement device itself (which is roughly 100 mm long and about as thick as a marker pen), a desktop cradle, USB extension cable, a pack of two Klear Screen monitor wipes and a 100 x 100 mm ‘Micro-Chamois’ cloth. A software disk and Quick Start guide are included and it’s all packaged in a handsome double box.
Superficially, Pantone’s new hueyPRO resembles the original huey that we reviewed last month. The colorimeter itself has the same structure as the original huey, with a bank of eight suckers to hold it on the screen and three apertures to allow light from the monitor to pass through to the measurement cells. The software appears to have been upgraded, with the addition of three ‘new colour patches’ that were added to 26 on the original device’s calibration process ‘for precise accuracy’.
GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One Photo is designed for photographers who need consistent, reliable colour for monitors and other digital imaging equipment. It is supplied with GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One Match 3 software, a Mini ColorChecker, USB cable, ambient light measurement head, ruler for chart measurement in scan mode, scan target, monitor holders and spot colour guide. Like the Eye-One Display 2, which was reviewed in issue 24, a clip-on diffuser is included for measuring the ambient light in your working area.