Datacolor Spyder4 Pro Colorimeter

MPN: S4P100
Product Details
Description
Advanced Monitor CalibrationSpyder4pro is a display color calibration solution designed for photographers and creative professionals that need to match prints. It includes the ability to adapt to ambient light changes.Why Calibrate Your Display? Displays render the same image differently: Calibration tunes your display to a reference standard and brings color consistency across desktop, laptop, multiple displays, iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Displays change over time: Recalibration returns it to reference state for brightness and color Prints often do not match display:Display calibration provides a base for better print matching Wide gamut displays may be oversaturated: Without calibration even wide-gamut displays may be inaccurate. Highlight and shadow details may be inaccurate: Control of brightness, white point and tone response with calibration. Image colors are not true to life: After calibration, images can be viewed and edited with confidence Photographers and designers can work confidently on a properly color calibrated screen and can assert greater control over the color fidelity of their digital process. Images can be reliably assessed and adjusted on a properly calibrated display, enabling true-to-life reproduction of image files.HOW DOES Spyder4pro WORK? Spyder4pro automates and simplifies display calibration. Install the software, attach the color sensor to USB, and step through the wizard. The sensor measures a series of colors on your screen and creates a profile that brings your display to a reference state. At the end, you can compare how the images look before and after calibration. Spyder4pro features a patented, full-spectrum 7-color sensor that can accurately characterize a variety of wide gamut and normal displays. Spyder4pro software lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your computer displays, TVs (with purchase of Spyder4tv hd cross-grade), plus iPads, iPhones, and Android devices (with the free Spydergallery App). No other calibrator has this capability. The fourth-generation sensor uses double-shielded filters for longer life and better performance. On average, accuracy and precision are improved by 26% and 19% respectively.
Summary
Product Title Datacolor Spyder4 Pro Colorimeter
Manufacturer Datacolor
Power Score 4.3 | 23 Reviews
User Reviews
Easy to use
5 Star Review   By Gravity on Adorama - Nov 12, 2013   

I'm new to color calibration, so I wasn't sure how complicated this would be. Happily, this is an easy device to set up and use. I had no trouble and it does what it's supposed to do.

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Screen presentations are just like print
5 Star Review   By SteveR on Adorama - Oct 15, 2013   

installation and use were straight forward. I got the Colorimeter because some pricey prints back from good provider were not what was expected. When checked out after monitor calibration, the prints and the screen representation were spot on.

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Very good tool, I would buy it again!!!!
5 Star Review   By ROGILSA on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013   

I just use it once so far, it worked as advertised, is very well constructed, very easy to setup, it is very user friendly, I think is one of the most useful tools for Digital photography, having your monitor perfectly calibrated, is essential for digital photography processing. To get real and vivid colors,. I am very happy with it, my only regret is , Why I didn't buy it before!!! ADORAMA service as usua,was amazing, delivery was very quick.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By RGWPhoto on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013   

I have been having alot of trouble with my prints being so different from what I was seeing on the monitor. I bought a new larger monitor and still the same issue. Now after using the Spyder4Pro I am having much better results with my prints. I do not have as much waist. Great product.

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I would recommend
4 Star Review   By Sam on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013   

I bought the Datacolor Spyder4Pro because of price. If money was not a issue, I would upgrade and be able to adjust multiple monitors. I had it out of the box and connected to my computer and working to adjust my monitor with no problems in a few minutes. It was a huge change, that you could see with the before and after.

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Green hue
1 Star Review   By Brian D on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

I received my Spyder Pro4 from Adorama quickly (as usual) and couldn't wait to calibrate my MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, after I did, my MacBook's display developed an awful green hue. I couldn't believe that this was what my display was "supposed" to look like, so I re-calibrated it several more times under different ambient lighting conditions and settings with the same result. I wondered if maybe I had done something wrong during the calibration process, so I went to Datacolor's web site. I submitted a "ticket" to their support dept and after 4 or 5 days of not hearing back from them, I decided to return the Spyder for a refund. At the time of this review, it has been over a week since contacting Datacolor and I have still had no response. In my opinion, a product is only as good as the company behind it. If you make your living using this type of product and expect prompt technical support if and when you need it, then this company may not be for you.

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Couldn't believe the difference
4 Star Review   By It on Adorama - Aug 27, 2013   

I was having issues with the color being off between my screen and prints. I couldn't believe the difference after calibrating my monitor. I found the iPad calibration to be more gimmicky than useful though.

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Hey, this stuff eally works
4 Star Review   By Jim beau on Adorama - Aug 13, 2013   

I'm preparing to publish some of my work. The prints I was seeing looked pretty good but they weren't true. Before I submitted my work to the printer I knew I needed to balance my monitor. I set the Spyder up according to the instructions. It only took a few minutes. I was really surprised at the difference it made in the way my shots looked. It was easy to use, fast, and I can't complain about the price. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in buying it. It almost made me want to go out and buy another monitor just so I could watch the Spyder at work again.

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Datacolor Spyder4Pro Colorimeter
4 Star Review   By Vernon on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

This Spyder4Pro replaces a Spyder2Pro. My Spyder2Pro had to be replaced due to the lack of firmware support for Microsoft Windows 8. The new unit is easy to use and is smaller than my Spyder2Pro. My only complaint is the unit will not lay flat against my

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Easy to use
5 Star Review   By ab on Adorama - Jul 3, 2013   

I recommend it. It got the best out of my simple little monitor.

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Product Details
Description
Advanced Monitor CalibrationSpyder4pro is a display color calibration solution designed for photographers and creative professionals that need to match prints. It includes the ability to adapt to ambient light changes.Why Calibrate Your Display? Displays render the same image differently: Calibration tunes your display to a reference standard and brings color consistency across desktop, laptop, multiple displays, iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Displays change over time: Recalibration returns it to reference state for brightness and color Prints often do not match display:Display calibration provides a base for better print matching Wide gamut displays may be oversaturated: Without calibration even wide-gamut displays may be inaccurate. Highlight and shadow details may be inaccurate: Control of brightness, white point and tone response with calibration. Image colors are not true to life: After calibration, images can be viewed and edited with confidence Photographers and designers can work confidently on a properly color calibrated screen and can assert greater control over the color fidelity of their digital process. Images can be reliably assessed and adjusted on a properly calibrated display, enabling true-to-life reproduction of image files.HOW DOES Spyder4pro WORK? Spyder4pro automates and simplifies display calibration. Install the software, attach the color sensor to USB, and step through the wizard. The sensor measures a series of colors on your screen and creates a profile that brings your display to a reference state. At the end, you can compare how the images look before and after calibration. Spyder4pro features a patented, full-spectrum 7-color sensor that can accurately characterize a variety of wide gamut and normal displays. Spyder4pro software lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your computer displays, TVs (with purchase of Spyder4tv hd cross-grade), plus iPads, iPhones, and Android devices (with the free Spydergallery App). No other calibrator has this capability. The fourth-generation sensor uses double-shielded filters for longer life and better performance. On average, accuracy and precision are improved by 26% and 19% respectively.
Summary
Product Title Datacolor Spyder4 Pro Colorimeter
Manufacturer Datacolor
Power Score 4.3 | 23 Reviews
User Reviews
Easy to use
5 Star Review   By Gravity on Adorama - Nov 12, 2013   

I'm new to color calibration, so I wasn't sure how complicated this would be. Happily, this is an easy device to set up and use. I had no trouble and it does what it's supposed to do.

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Screen presentations are just like print
5 Star Review   By SteveR on Adorama - Oct 15, 2013   

installation and use were straight forward. I got the Colorimeter because some pricey prints back from good provider were not what was expected. When checked out after monitor calibration, the prints and the screen representation were spot on.

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Very good tool, I would buy it again!!!!
5 Star Review   By ROGILSA on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013   

I just use it once so far, it worked as advertised, is very well constructed, very easy to setup, it is very user friendly, I think is one of the most useful tools for Digital photography, having your monitor perfectly calibrated, is essential for digital photography processing. To get real and vivid colors,. I am very happy with it, my only regret is , Why I didn't buy it before!!! ADORAMA service as usua,was amazing, delivery was very quick.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By RGWPhoto on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013   

I have been having alot of trouble with my prints being so different from what I was seeing on the monitor. I bought a new larger monitor and still the same issue. Now after using the Spyder4Pro I am having much better results with my prints. I do not have as much waist. Great product.

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I would recommend
4 Star Review   By Sam on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013   

I bought the Datacolor Spyder4Pro because of price. If money was not a issue, I would upgrade and be able to adjust multiple monitors. I had it out of the box and connected to my computer and working to adjust my monitor with no problems in a few minutes. It was a huge change, that you could see with the before and after.

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Green hue
1 Star Review   By Brian D on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

I received my Spyder Pro4 from Adorama quickly (as usual) and couldn't wait to calibrate my MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, after I did, my MacBook's display developed an awful green hue. I couldn't believe that this was what my display was "supposed" to look like, so I re-calibrated it several more times under different ambient lighting conditions and settings with the same result. I wondered if maybe I had done something wrong during the calibration process, so I went to Datacolor's web site. I submitted a "ticket" to their support dept and after 4 or 5 days of not hearing back from them, I decided to return the Spyder for a refund. At the time of this review, it has been over a week since contacting Datacolor and I have still had no response. In my opinion, a product is only as good as the company behind it. If you make your living using this type of product and expect prompt technical support if and when you need it, then this company may not be for you.

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Couldn't believe the difference
4 Star Review   By It on Adorama - Aug 27, 2013   

I was having issues with the color being off between my screen and prints. I couldn't believe the difference after calibrating my monitor. I found the iPad calibration to be more gimmicky than useful though.

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Hey, this stuff eally works
4 Star Review   By Jim beau on Adorama - Aug 13, 2013   

I'm preparing to publish some of my work. The prints I was seeing looked pretty good but they weren't true. Before I submitted my work to the printer I knew I needed to balance my monitor. I set the Spyder up according to the instructions. It only took a few minutes. I was really surprised at the difference it made in the way my shots looked. It was easy to use, fast, and I can't complain about the price. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in buying it. It almost made me want to go out and buy another monitor just so I could watch the Spyder at work again.

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Datacolor Spyder4Pro Colorimeter
4 Star Review   By Vernon on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

This Spyder4Pro replaces a Spyder2Pro. My Spyder2Pro had to be replaced due to the lack of firmware support for Microsoft Windows 8. The new unit is easy to use and is smaller than my Spyder2Pro. My only complaint is the unit will not lay flat against my

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Easy to use
5 Star Review   By ab on Adorama - Jul 3, 2013   

I recommend it. It got the best out of my simple little monitor.

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it works so far. necessary product but
4 Star Review   By rr on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013   

it works so far. necessary product but pricey

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Works as described.
5 Star Review   By Old School Realist on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013   

Works out of the box, with little effort. Performs as described with on-screen instructions. As in many reviews, it would be better if it was cheaper but because it works well it's worth the price.

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Easy setuup - both PC and iMacs
4 Star Review   By EJ on Adorama - Jun 25, 2013   

This allowed me to set the color correctly and exactly between two computers. What I see on my compter screens is what actually prints!

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iMac screen looking better then ever
4 Star Review   By Olarmy02 on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013   

iMac screen looks great, but adding the Datacolor Spyder4Pro Colorimeter to the mix just made things better. The process was very simple and doesn't take long to calibrate the screen.

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Easy to use, makes a huge difference
5 Star Review   By Rich3618 on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

Calibration of pc monitor. Fantastic! What a difference the spyder makes

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Good Color Management Tool
5 Star Review   By Dean on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

Never realized how far out of wack my monitor was! This is a quick and easy to use tool that accurately corrects the colors your monitor produces and adjusts gamma (that was my monitor's biggest problem!).

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Quick and Easy
5 Star Review   By Larry on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

The desk cradle serves as a constant reminder to calibrate my moniter and the set-up is quick and easy.

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Amazingly easy and accurate !!!!
5 Star Review   By Olive on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

Calibration made easier with the 4Pro... VERY accurate !!! Calibrated to difference profiles for different labs or printing made EASY !!!

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Good Product
4 Star Review   By Dean on Adorama - Jan 30, 2013   

Successfully calibrated old monitor.

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It works. It's simple to use.
4 Star Review   By Kirk on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

Works as advertised, except when calibrating. The onscreen instructions call for adjusting background light intensity with existing monitor tools, then resetting. Except that there's no reset option on the screen. I've had to "cancel" and start over the c

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Matching screen to prints made easy
5 Star Review   By Matt on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

I'm using this with my 2008 Mac Pro w/8800GT graphics card and now both my twin Dell lcd displays are perfectly matched with not only each other, but also to prints from my Epson R2880 printer. Before it was guess work on print output. One monitor was run

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Peforms great on my DELL XPS L502 w/ USB
5 Star Review   By Annie Dos on Adorama - Aug 1, 2012   

Color matching from DELL XPS & DELL PRECISION PC WINDOWS 7 64 bit Prdfessional while letting Photoshop CS 5 or CS 6 manage color to Canon Pixma 9500 MK II are " Spot ON

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No USB 3 support
1 Star Review   By RCB on Adorama - Jun 5, 2012   

I tried to load this on my new Dell XPS15 only to find that it can't be used with a USB 3 port. " Device not recognized." This is some necessary information if considering this product.

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