Sponsored Calibration devices like the Spyder5 ELITE+ make the perfect companion for getting expert colour accuracy from your own computer monitor. Although digital photography is fundamentally about the quality of tone and exposure, colour management is a topic that confuses even the best photographers. There’s no point striving to record the perfect scenes in-camera if they look ‘off’ when you share or print them. So, if you want your images to be at their best when seen by others (and we’re guessing you do), then you need to get the colour spot-on...
Why calibrate your monitor?
Accurate image editing and print matching relies on having the correct monitor and room lighting conditions. Your display is the window into your digital image. Unfortunately, most monitors come out of the box with oversaturated colours and a brightness that’s set too high. They can also degrade over time.
The Spyder5 ELITE+ calibrates your display both to your environment and to an industry colour reference standard, so that colours are accurate for better print matching. It’ll take the guesswork out of image editing, so that you spend less time in the print-edit-print cycle – and waste less ink, paper, money and effort!
Bright displays, dark prints
Ever noticed how your prints can look fabulous on-screen, but turn out to be suspiciously underexposed when they come back from the printers? If your monitor brightness is too high, this can lead to printouts that are much darker than you expected them to be, because the contrast range and brightness of the print out is far lower than that of your display.
The Spyder 5ELITE+ could solve this problem for you too. It has an integrated room light sensor that alerts you if there’s been a change in lighting conditions among five ambient light levels.
How to get your upgrade
Now is your chance to upgrade from ANY display calibration device to the award-winning Spyder5 ELITE+ (and a 90-day Adobe CC Photography Plan). To upgrade today, go to crossgrade17 and submit your current serial number from your non-Spyder or Spyder device. Offer ends 31st August 2017
Upgrade to Spyder5 ELITE+
Five reasons to introduce this accessory to your colour management workflow
1. Easy and quick
A full calibration takes around five minutes to ensure colour accuracy, but less than half that time for monthly re-calibrations.
2. Portable and protected
Want a colorimeter that can travel with you on location? You’re in luck! The Spyder5 ELITE+ is compact, portable and dust-protected, with a durable construction and built-in lens cap.
If you work across multiple displays, you can match them to the same specifications with StudioMATCH – this means your edited images will finally match your prints.
Room light monitoring determines optimal monitor brightness. Your monitor profile can also be set to change as the conditions shift, with automatic room light switching.
You can use specific images to check the improvement to your colours with the full-screen Before/After function.
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