Xrite-1 Display PRO and Spyder 4 elite

Started Mar 14, 2013 | Questions thread
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katterina Regular Member • Posts: 247
Xrite-1 Display PRO and Spyder 4 elite

Hi all,

I own an old Eye One Display (2 I think), but am not sure I've ever had great success with it. Too me, every calibration has always appeared to have a red tint. It could be my imagination but I have never been able to prove/disprove this and the equipment is far too old and out of warranty for help.

I am thinking of upgrading to the XRITE i1 DISPLAY PRO or the SPYDER4 ELITE but am unsure which is best. I have looked on the net and whilst the i1 has got very good reviews the Spyder may give better colours.

I currently use a combination of a Lightroom and Silkypix for my raw editing with panasonic fz200 and nikon d300s. I do not print at home at the moment and would probably be better off saving for another monitor rather than a printer (although this may change if I can find a reasonably priced printer!). I am happy to send prints to a lab for the moment because I do not have many that I print for myself. I am currently using a laptop monitor (toshiba) for my editing as space is limited and I have no room for a better/bigger monitor

I am considering trying to upload some photos to a stock photography company so want the best that I can get regarding my colour output, and family want photos such as family wedding on a dvd for them to print. I've printed a few from boots and there was a colour cast even though the photos dont look too bad on my laptop.

Does anyone have any advice? And have they used one, the other or both bits of kit and have a favourite? The spyder elite is about £150 while the i1 pro is £179 with colour checker bundle.

Colour Management has always made my head hurt!! :-O

Many thanks

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