Reviews and Problems with Datacolor Spyder 4 ELITE
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11 October 2013
Conclusion: For a well-made, easy to use device that comes packed with features, we are giving the Datacolor Spyder4ELITE the Editor?s Choice award for Prosumers/Enthusiasts. Having the ability to calibrate a display is necessary for professionals and enthusiasts, and the Spyder4ELITE is the perfect tool for the job.
Showing Your True Colours: Monitor Calibration with DataColor's Spyder4Elite
5 October 2013
Summary: Highly Recommended!
PS1: Check out DataColor's excellent ebook on Color Management – free on their
PS2 In the meantime, we have also been sent a unit of the SpyderCHECKR PRO and the SpyderLENSCAL .
It takes a bit more time to describe and test these tools that calibrate the autofocus of your lenses and the tool that helps you with your colour references and which includes the SpyderCube with gray card.
Excerpt: Evaluating and processing your images on a non-calibrated display is simply a bad idea. Each display shows colors slightly (or significantly) differently, and each needs to be calibrated to the standard. Using a hardware calibration system such as the Datacolor Spyder4 Express, Pro & Elite Display Calibration Systems makes this task easy and precise.
Conclusion: All in all, there’s little to complain about with the Spyder4Elite. The calibration tool did its job expertly, coming up with a vastly improved display in fifteen minutes of use. Despite knowing little about colour calibration, I found the instructions easy to understand and I’m pleased with the results.
Pros: Setup and calibration is very straight-forward, The results produced were top notch, Little time was required, Can be used with a range of displays, Software includes display test suite
Summary: All photographers should be concerned with colour accuracy and it's particularly important when editing images for output as either prints or screen displays. Properly calibrated displays will save you a substantial time and money when making prints as you'll be able to see images that are very close to the end results as you work on them. You would probably be able to recoup the cost of the calibration device in the savings in paper over the first few months of use.
Pros: You want an easy-to-use screen profiling system that delivers consistently accurate profiles., You have multiple screens you would like to profile and match. Buy this device if:, You want an easy-to-use screen profiling system that delivers consistently accurate profiles., You have multiple screens you would like to profile and match.
Excerpt: The Spyder4Elite is a solution to a perennial problem. No two displays reproduce colour in exactly the same way. The way your colour images look on one monitor will therefore be somewhat different to how they appear on another.
Excerpt: The Datacolor Spyder4Elite was released in January alongside the Spyder4Express and Spyder4Pro. The Express version offers basic functionality, with the Pro version giving more control and the Elite version offering professional capability. It is designed to make it easy to calibrate your monitor so you can view and edit images with confidence. The Spyder4Elite is available now for around £160.00.
Pros: Easy to use, Impressive results, Supports a range of displays