Originally Posted by 4guysandme
they had this one and a "non-professional" version of the Spdyer (sp?) calibrators. Student cost was under $100. Now i just need to decide which one I want and convince Dh it is worth the money. Hehehehe. Might find it in my book expense next semester. *evil laugh*
As far as calibrators goes, the Heuy is the most basic you can buy. It is easy to use, the most affordable, but just basic. It will give good calibration results, but it won't compare to, lets say, the pantone (greytagmacbeth) EyeOne display2, or the EyeOne display1.
The spyder you are talking about is likely a step above the Huey.
I have the EyeOne display and it is so easy it is fool proof.
the results would not match a very high priced calibrator, but I don't need it to be that perfect.
Go with the Spyer at that price. [/quote]
I do like the Huey though as it will adjust for ambient light. Since I work in rooms that the lighting changes with the time of the day, that is a nice feature. Not sure if the other one does that
I really don't think you need a calibrator that changes with the amient light.
It is much better to set up your computer room with the same lighting all the time and calibrate your monitor that way.
Reason? If the huey picks up raw sunlight, it will change your calibration setting. This would't be what the rest of the world would be looking at (that is one of the points of calibration, is you monitor would match would every other calibrated monitor around the world is seeing)
just keep your computer room dim and without any bright light or bright colors near your monitor screen, and you will be fine.
this is the way most serious professionals do, so what is good for them is good enough for me.
hope this helps