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07-21-2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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[SOLD] EyeOne Display 2

I have a Gretag EyeOne Display 2 that I am not using any more. It is in excellent condition, having never left the office. I don't have the original disc because the software has been updated several times since the disc was made and can be downloaded from Xrite's site. This is a small item and can easily be shipped anywhere in the world, I would think. Price drop.... $125, shipping in the US included.






Price dropped to $125, shipping in the US included.


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I've always wondered what these things do.
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Yeah, I started wondering too. Luckily, there is Google:

Eye-One Display 2 delivers unrivaled color controls including Workgroup Match, Ambient Check and Match, Push Button Calibration and Validation - all essential tools for professional photographers and designers to attain accurate color throughout the digital workflow, whether in their own studio or in a collaborative production environment. With Eye-One Display 2, you can precisely measure all types of displays - including LCDs, CRTs and laptops.

Eye-One Display 2 measurement device

Compact colorimeter for emissive color measurements of LCD, CRT and laptop displays

Highest sensitivity in dark areas for better control in shadow detail and more neutral gray scale

Detachable ambient light head to capture ambient light measurements - also serves as a dust
protector for your device!

Easily attaches to both LCD and CRT monitors with built-in counterweight and suction cups

Use at multiple workstations - no additional licensing fee

USB powered

Turns out it is something to make sure you get the colors right on your screen.
Would one need this?
07-22-2008, 03:50 AM   #4
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I've used one of these on loan from my local photo lab.
Works well on the Mac, and it confirmed that my screen was up to scratch with colours.
Easy to use, and quite handy to run once in a while to ensure your monitor is consistently calibrated.

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I guess I could have put an explanation of the tasks/functions of a colorimeter in my original post. My bad. Yes, it is a monitor calibrator that makes sure your monitor is reproducing colors accurately so that you can be sure you are seeing your images properly. Calibration is the only way to ensure print matching. This unit sells for $250 at B&H. Many of the less expensive versions don't support multiple monitors or use at multiple computers like this one does.
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I've had one for a year now..great device for calibrating your monitor. A must have if you want your photos to match what you print yourself or have sent out to print. Very easy to use...Bob
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I've had one for a year now..great device for calibrating your monitor. A must have if you want your photos to match what you print yourself or have sent out to print. Very easy to use...Bob

How often does one need to recalibrate a monitor eg Dell 2208 LCD?

I know CRT's can sometimes drift a little with age but does that also apply to an LCD?

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It does apply. Most experts advise calibrating your monitor at least every two weeks, no matter what monitor. That may be overkill for some, but if you print your photos it is a good idea. The icc profiles for your printer, or your lab's printer, don't mean anything if the colors are off on your monitor. I found calibrating to be a huge benefit for me. Prints come out looking far better because they look they way you wanted them to when you tweaked them on the computer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by davemdsn Quote
It does apply. Most experts advise calibrating your monitor at least every two weeks, no matter what monitor. That may be overkill for some, but if you print your photos it is a good idea. The icc profiles for your printer, or your lab's printer, don't mean anything if the colors are off on your monitor. I found calibrating to be a huge benefit for me. Prints come out looking far better because they look they way you wanted them to when you tweaked them on the computer.
I do mine at least once a month or before I plan to print or send out to print a number of photos...Bob
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QuoteOriginally posted by davemdsn Quote
Calibration is the only way to ensure print matching.
not quite a fact. just because your monitor is calibrated does not mean the printer will print what you see. you still need to calibrate your printer and use the ICC profiles for that paper.. there's a paper company here in town that supplies about 30 papers and has profiles for about 20 of them. bad thing is even if you're using the correct ICC profile still doesn't mean the print will print exactly what you see on the monitor.. i profile mine about every month. what it does is get you closer to what you want..
paper company is RedRiver.com
pick up a sample pack for $15.. you get 2 sheets of about 20+ papers for $15
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Yes, but without calibrating your monitor those icc profiles would mean nothing. You wound have no way of knowing how your prints would come out. The simple fact is, if you print or submit your photos (stock, magazines, etc) you should calibrate your monitor.
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The item is sold.
 

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