UPDATE: the contest is now over and winners have been notified, thanks for playing!
If you ever had an entire shoot returned to you by a graphic department for “those are not the colors of our products”, you know that a calibrated monitor can really ease things for you.
This is why we teamed up with Datacolor to give away a Spyder5Pro ($189 Retail Value)
(we will choose a random winner at Jan 22)
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. We reviewed another member of the family here, and the screen calibration functionality is pretty similar.
Why Monitor Calibration Is Important
Most of the images photographers create these days are bound for the internet and will be viewed on a multitude of screens with drastically different image quality capabilities. So, asking why monitor calibration is important is a valid question.
In the end, it comes down to quality control.
If you are a professional photographer, a dedicated hobbyist or other creative professional working from a screen, you have a responsibility to deliver consistent quality work to your clients. Therefore, monitor calibration should be a critical part of your workflow.
True colors – on screen and in print
Break free from the frustration of your prints not matching your on-screen image. Spyder5PRO determines optimal monitor brightness so you can see the fine shadow details and highlights in your photos, ensuring your edited images match your prints.
Room Light Monitoring
Spyder5PRO’s integrated room light sensor continually measures your room’s lighting conditions and alerts you if there’s been a change among three ambient light levels. Then you can choose to either modify your calibration settings or adjust your room lighting to assure optimal color accuracy.
Fast & Easy
Spyder5PRO software is extremely easy to use, with a simple step-by-step wizard that guides you through the initial 5 minute calibration process, for all of your desktop and laptop monitors. Then perform a fast monthly recalibration in half the time to keep colors consistent.
Next generation Spyder technology comes with a colorimeter that is compact, portable and protected. We’ve redesigned Spyder’s patented 7-detector optical engine to deliver up to a 55% improvement in low luminance accuracy, resulting in more accurate shadow detail and smoother gradients.
Personalized “Before and After” with SpyderProof ™
See the nuances that matter most with a “Before and After” evaluation of your calibration results using your own image, or a professional Datacolor composite image. SpyderProof gives you confidence that your monitors achieve precise color accuracy.
It’s important to know the characteristics of your display when doing color-reliable work. Get to know how your monitors perform with the Display Analysis feature, which allows you to compare the color, brightness, contrast, gamut, tone response and white point across all of your laptop and desktop monitors.
Learn More About Spyder5 here!
Nope, you cannot enter more than once. Yupp, you can enter from anywhere in the world if its legal for you. Nope, we will not sell your email. Yupp, you do get extra entries for sharing.
P.S. Learn More About Spyder5 here!
UPDATE: congrats Quinten Burns for winning the Datacolor Spyder5Pro. Thanks everyone for playing and a huge thanks to Datacolor for providing the prize for this giveaway.
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