In order to see images the way they were intended, your monitor needs to be calibrated. Display calibration ensures that what you see is what you get.
- Monitors display colors differently. Monitors don’t come color calibrated and their colors shift over time.
- You can’t depend on your eyes. You can’t trust your eyes to adjust your monitor correctly. Factors such as fatigue and time of day effect how your eyes see color.
- Image colors are not true to life. Often your photos don’t look right on your monitor– skin tones are off, whites aren’t pure, blues look cyan.
- Unnecessary editing time. If your monitor isn’t displaying your photo’s true colors, you will waste unnecessary time editing .
- Prints don’t match your monitor. With an un-calibrated monitor, the colors in your printed photos won’t match what you see on screen.
Preserve your memorable moments in True Color with Spyder5
As the window to your digital photography, your monitor is a tool you need to be able to trust. If your monitor color isn’t accurate, you won’t see true-to-life colors, highlight and shadow details, not to mention correct skin tones. And if you’re looking at an image that isn’t true, how can you edit it properly, or get your screen to match your prints? You can’t. Spyder5 will solve all of that in minutes.
Best money you will ever spend!! It will pay for itself in no time from all the lost paper and ink when your monitor is not spot on. No I don't work for them!! I just love the thing and what it does. I get a print of exactly what is on my screen every time.
Amazing how far a monitor can drift in a months’ time. Run the Spyder and observe the "Before"- "After" calibration and you'll be sold.
What a delight it is to use and calibrate all of my displays with the new Spyder5! It took me just minutes to calibrate three monitors.
This newly designed calibration tool has such a small foot print for the self-enclosed color sensor. It takes up very little space...
|Designed for||Hobbyist photographers seeking a simple monitor color calibration solution||Serious photographers and designers seeking a full-featured and advanced color accuracy solution||Professional photographers, studios, and calibration perfectionists seeking ultimate control of their color workflow|
|Hardware||Spyder5 Colorimeter||Spyder5 Colorimeter||Spyder5 Colorimeter|
|Software||4 Step Process, Interactive Help||Wizard, Interactive help, Advanced Features||Wizard, Interactive Help, Expert Console, Suite of Expert Features
|Calibration Settings||Fixed (2)||16 Choices||Unlimited choices, user-defined, and Rec.709 for videography|
|Multiple Monitor Support
||Laptops, Desktop Monitors
||Laptops, Desktop Monitors
||Laptops, Desktop Monitors, Front Projectors, Studio Match Assistant
|Before & After Calibration Evaluation
||Standard Datacolor Image||Standard Datacolor Image, Imported User Images||Standard Datacolor Image, Imported User Images (Full Screen Mode)|
|Room Light Monitoring||3 Ambient Light Settings||5 Ambient Light Settings|
|Fast Recalibration Option
||Basic||Advanced including Screen Uniformity|
|Gamma Choices||2.2||1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4||Unlimited|
|Color Temperature Choices||6500K
||5000K, 5800K, 6500K, native
|Custom Targets||Spyder5 ColorimeterNTSC, PAL/SECAM, ITU-R Rec.BT.709, ITU-R Rec.BT.2020, Cineon, L-Star*|
|ICC Profile Support||ICC 2||ICC 2, ICC 4||ICC 2, ICC 4|
|Multiple Display Calibration|
|On-Screen Interactive Help
|Front Projector Calibration
|Room Light Measurement||Simple||Advanced|
|Re-calibration Wizard||2.5 min||2.5 min|
|Custom B/W Luminance Control|
|Display History Utility|
|SpyderProof - Before & After Calibration Evaluation||Imported User Image||Imported User Image + Full Screen|
|Gamma Curve Editing|
|Continuous Profile & Calibration Check|
|L-Star Workflow Option|
|Curves Import Function|
|Improved Gray Balance|
|Web Activation & Automatic Update Checks|
|Color Sensor||7 Filter/Detector||7 Filter/Detector||7 Filter/Detector|
|Aperture Size||27 mm||27 mm||27 mm|
|Encapsulated Optical Module|
|Integrated Tripod Mount|
|Sensor Lens cap|
|Initial Calibration Time
||5 min||5 min||5 min|
||2.5 min||2.5 min|
|Mounting Methods||Lens cap Counterweight||Lens cap Counterweight||Lens cap Counterweight or Integrated Tripod Mount|
|Physical Dimensions||2.73 in.(L) x 2.93 in.(W) x 1.71 in.(H)||2.73 in.(L) x 2.93 in.(W) x 1.71 in.(H)||2.73 in.(L) x 2.93 in.(W) x 1.71 in.(H)|
|Hardware Warranty||1 Year (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)||1 Year (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)||1 Year (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)|